The Golden State Warriors improved to 24-0 on the season with a fourth-quarter comeback and thrilling double-overtime victory over the Boston Celtics. Golden State's win is their 28th straight dating back to last season, which is second-most in NBA history.
This one went back-and-forth throughout the entire game, but Golden State appeared to gain control with an 11-point lead in the third quarter. Boston responded quickly, using hot shooting from beyond the arc to grab a five-point lead with less than four minutes to play. Golden State re-took the lead thanks to this ridiculous Stephen Curry three-pointer with less than a minute to play:
Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas tied it just a few seconds later, and after both teams failed to convert in the closing seconds, the game went into overtime. Both sides then traded free throws and dueling three-pointers, sending the game into double overtime tied 110-110.
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala took over in double-overtime, scoring Golden State's first four points and giving the Warriors the lead for good. Curry then preserved the victory with two free throws with 13 seconds left.
Curry scored 38 points to lead the Warriors while also dishing out eight assists and grabbing 11 rebounds. Draymond Green also stepped up in a big way, recording a double-double with 24 points, eight assists, and 11 rebounds along with five steals and five blocks.
The Warriors were playing without starters Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes, both of whom were out with ankle injuries. Ian Clark and Brandon Rush, their two replacements in the starting lineup, combined for just 10 points on 5/13 shooting.
Kelly Olynyk came off the bench to score a lead the Celtics down the stretch and finished with 28 points, while starting guard Avery Bradley chipped in 19 points and Thomas recorded 18 points and 10 assists.
This was Golden State's first real off shooting night of the season as they shot just 39.3 percent from the field and a dreadful 29 percent from three-point range. However, Golden State made up for it by getting out in transition, recording 21 fast break points.
The Warriors will try to continue their win streak tomorrow night against the Bucks in Milwaukee, while Boston will try to rebound when they travel to Charlotte to take on the Hornets tomorrow.Back to the Golden State Warriors Newsfeed
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