Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics: 3 big questions and a prediction

Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports)
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Boston Celtics Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum (Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports) /

How will Golden State defend Tatum, Brown?

If the Boston Celtics win this series, it will be because the Golden State Warriors didn’t have an answer for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. And there’s a very real chance that ends up being the case in this series.

Tatum and Brown are playing some of the best basketball of their careers and the Warriors need to have a distinct plan on the defensive end of the floor. Knowing Steven Kerr, this coaching staff will. I anticipate that they’ll start off with Andrew Wiggins on Tatum and with Klay Thompson on Brown and go from there.

But because of Boston’s size in their starting 5, it may be difficult to throw Draymond on either one of them initially. It will be interesting to see if the Warriors will allow for switches or if they’ll try to guard straight up. Golden State does have enough defenders to do either.