The defending NBA champions prolonged their unbeaten run with a 115-111 triumph on the street, Kevin Durant main the best way with 33 factors and 9 rebounds to assist his staff enhance to 35-14 on the season.
A dramatic end noticed the Warriors break a 111-111 tie with a pair of free throws from Klay Thompson, with the Celtics lacking three alternatives to both tie the rating or take the lead within the closing seconds.
Curry, who scored 24 himself, was happy to maintain the successful streak alive — however warned the remainder of the league that the Warriors have room for enchancment.
“It hasn’t been good and we all know we are able to nonetheless be higher,” he informed the media. “We have talked about placing a run collectively for some time now and we’re proper in the course of a very good one.
“You wish to create good vibes, particularly with the All-Star break arising, and proceed to construct momentum the second half of the season.”
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 27, 2019
Golden State’s triumph additionally marked the 300th victory in Steve Kerr’s teaching profession. He wanted simply 377 video games to achieve the milestone, simply breaking Pat Riley’s NBA file (416) within the course of.
Kerr was fast to reward the Celtics for his or her efficiency in a conflict between two groups who many really feel could meet within the Finals now that LeBron James is now not with the Cleveland Cavaliers within the Jap Convention.
“They’re probably the greatest groups within the league,” he mentioned of the Celtics. “They’re nice defensively and so they’ve received dynamic offensive gamers which can be already probably the greatest, so it will be attention-grabbing to see this yr with LeBron out of the East who comes out of the East, and we received loads of work to do to additionally get out of the West.
“[There are] a lot of nice groups this yr. I feel the league is healthier this yr than it has been in a very long time. … Numerous nice groups, however Boston is clearly an ideal two-way staff, and that is what it takes within the playoffs.”