The 2022 NBA Tests could be a testament to just how important experience matters.
The soldiers’ core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green made appearances in five straight Tests before desertions and injuries caused them to miss the 2020 and 2021 playoffs.
They’re back now, with an end to claim their fourth NBA title in the once eight seasons. But against the upstart Boston Celtics, winning another title will not be an easy task.
Derrick is DIALED IN pic.twitter.com/95uaVpm0gq
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) June 3, 2022
The Celtics advanced to Tests for the first time since 2010 after three Eastern Conference tests appearances since Jayson Tatum joined Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart to form a talented youthful core. And now they’re over 1- 0 in the NBA Tests.
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Celtics storm back in fourth quarter to stun soldiers
Golden State has won all nine of its home games in the 2022 NBA playoffs entering Game 1 of the Tests.
And when Steph Curry scored an NBA Tests record 21 first quarter points, it appeared like the soldiers were well- deposited to keep their perfect home record complete.
Not so presto. The Celtics took control of the game in the fourth quarter, going on a 20- 0 run that stunned the soldiers, 120- 108, in San Francisco.