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We're one month removed from the 2022 NBA Finals, where the Kenneth Gainwell Jersey Warriors took down the Celtics to claim their fourth championship in eight seasons.Golden State's dynastic run continues to roll on, even when the ma ses believed it had fizzled out. The Warriors had seasoned experience heading into the Finals, with the trio of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green being no strangers to the big stage.MORE: Meanwhile, there wasn't a single player on Boston's roster who had played in a Finals game prior to the start of the series, and that inexperience certainly shone through in several moments throughout the championship round.As we roll through the offseason and prepare for next year, the Celtics have made some key moves to try and return to the Finals in 2023. After trading for a playmaker in Malcolm Brogdon and signing a veteran sharpshooter in Danilo Gallinari, Boston has become the betting favorite to win Derek Barnett Jersey the title next season.MORE:But before our focus shifts to its continued pursuit for Banner 18, forward Grant Williams isn't over the fact that the Celtics came up short of winning the title last month.Williams made an appearance on Heat forward Duncan Robinson's podcast, "The Long Shot," covering a number of topics, one being the 2022 NBA Finals.The Celtics forward believes that the better team did not win the series."I still will say confidently confidently to this day, they weren't the better team," Williams told Robinson and his co-host, Davis Reid.I still will say confidently they werent the better team. on the Celtics lack of discipline in The Finals and how the Warriors took advantage. The Long Shot (@TheLongShotPod) "I will say they were the more disciplined team. I will say that without a doubt," Williams continued. "Their discipline and history of being in the Finals, championship pedigree, that was real.And I feel like, at times, when you go back and watch the film, we had commanding leads or opportunities. We went on Tyree Jackson Jersey runs, and then we just, you know, turned it over three times."It's no secret that turnovers were the Achilles heel for the Celtics throughout the playoffs, and they nearly had 20 more giveaways than the Warriors in the Finals."Instead of making the right read, because we mi sed those shots, we started forcing things," Williams said. "And stuff like that, the discipline of making the right play over and over again, we didn't play with. While (the Warriors) played the same no matter what."They're gonna get the same shots. They're gonna create the same looks. They NFL Philadelphia Eagles Jersey know who the priorities are and they're gonna play with pace. They had great spacing. Even us, we weren't disciplined enough spacing the floor. Like (it was) that stuff, le s so the fact than a talent thing."MORE: Williams carried on in proving his point, giving plenty of credit to Golden State while still feeling remorseful about what could have been for Boston."Steph is phenomenal but like when I look down a line, just comparing the teams or even what we felt on the court, you should have heard how badly they celebrated after Game 4. They were screaming, cause they knew they weren't supposed to win that game. I think the overconfidence side of things kind of got to us."Williams was referencing the series-altering Game 4 lo s at home, where the Celtics had a chance Brandon Graham Jersey to take a commanding 3-1 lead before being outscored 17-4 in the last five minutes of the game to let the Warriors tie the series heading back to Golden State.Boston wouldn't win another game in the Finals, as the Warriors went on to raise the Larry O'Brien trophy in the TD Garden after defeating the Celtics in six games.While Eric Wilson Jersey there is never a guarantee of getting back to the Finals, Boston has its core in place to make another run next year. Maybe then, Williams and his teammates can get revenge for what they feel like was a mi sed opportunity this past season.You can watch the full interview with Williams on "The Long Shot Podcast with Duncan Robinson and Davis Reid" below.
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