OAKLAND, Calif. – Losers in five of their last six games, it would be understandable for the Boston Celtics to be extremely concerned about the direction of their team. "The last three games are more of who we want to be," said coach Brad Stevens. The two losses were by a combined five points, with the Celtics in position down the stretch to win both of them.
For most teams, taking the Golden State Warriors down to the wire before losing at Oracle Arena would be seen as a success. Simply put, the Celtics came away feeling as though they let one get away. "We had them right where we wanted them," said Jaylen Brown.
For any team other than the Golden State Warriors, it might be presumptuous to ponder potential NBA Finals opponents. So with the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics in town for a Saturday night showdown, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was asked if there was anything his team could learn from seeing a potential playoff foe. "These are always interesting games when you know you have a chance to be in the Finals and you know kind of who the potential opponents are," Kerr said. Keeping with the trend of the past three seasons, the Celtics, who had emerged with wins their past two trips to Oracle Arena, gave the Warriors all they could handle.But in a game that featured a scoring duel between All-Star guards Steph Curry and Kyrie Irving, it was the Warriors who escaped with a 109-105 triumph.
Stephen Curry drops 49 points in the Warriors' win over the Celtics. And Al Horford for this Celtics team is a differencemaker on both sides of the floor. Defensively as Steph Curry knocks down .. Tatum being guarded by Klay Thompson. That'll be a fun
Take a quick trip through Saturday's NBA games on The Fast Break. BEAU ESTES: Here it is Saturday's Fast Break. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points, but Steph Curry pumped in a seasonhigh 49 as the Warriors beat the Celtics 109 to 105. Russell Westbrook scored
Stephen Curry scored 49 points with 13 of those over the final 1:42 and hit eight 3-pointers, lifting the Golden State Warriors past the Boston Celtics 109-105 on Saturday night in what is already being hyped as a potential NBA Finals matchup come June. Curry made a go-ahead 3 with 1:42 to play, scored on a driving layup the next time down before eight late free throws. The Warriors fell 92-88 at Boston on Nov. 16 in which they squandered a 17-point lead.
Stephen Curry got the better of Kyrie Irving as reigning NBA champions the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 109-105. Saturday's matchup between the Celtics and the Warriors was the perfect cliched atmosphere. It felt like a playoff game,
Stephen Curry scored a season-high 49 points and the defending champion Golden State Warriors outlasted the Boston Celtics 109-105 Saturday in an NBA showdown of conference leaders. The Celtics sought a third win in as many seasons on the Warriors' home court and could have become the first team since the 2013-14 season to sweep a season series from Golden State.
Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, right, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry duringing the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Stephen Curry didn’t miss too many
The ''M-V-P!'' chants reigned down, and Stephen Curry played every bit like one yet again. Curry scored 49 points with 13 of those over the final 1:42 and hit eight 3-pointers, lifting the Golden State Warriors past the Boston Celtics 109-105 on Saturday night in what is already being hyped as a potential NBA Finals matchup come June. Irving scored 37 points on 13-for-18 shooting with five 3s, but Boston failed to build momentum from a win at the Clippers on Wednesday night and lost for the fifth time in six games.