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The Warriors did really come out to play tonight at the Oracle Arena versus the Celtics, extending their losing streak. This game was a battle throughout, both teams trading leads constantly in the first half. The first quarter was the Jeff Green show; he went 5 of 6 for 11 points and put the team on his back. The C’s did play extremely efficient and ripped off an awesome 20-4 run in the second quarter. However, the Warriors climbed back into the game with smart play and three points shooting, taking a 2 point lead at halftime.

Golden State came out hot in the second half, but the C’s weathered the storm making it a close game at the end of the third. There wasn’t much flow however, as lots of whistles slowed the play. With a 5 point lead going into the fourth quarter, the Warriors put the pedal to the medal with a four point play by Stephen Curry. The Celtics hung in the game chipping away at their lead to get within striking distance down the stretch. A missed free throw by Harrison Barnes with 19 seconds left gave Boston a chance and Green nailed a layup to tie it up with 11 seconds remaining on the clock. Then with the game up for grabs, Steph Curry put the Warriors up 2 with 2 seconds left. At the buzzer Jeff Green couldn’t handle the pass and Gerald Wallace missed the go ahead 3 pointer.

Jared Sullinger bounced back from his subpar games of late, leading the Cs with 21 points. Jeff Green also scored nicely scoring 24 points, but the real beast for the C’s was Kris Humphries who notched a double-double with 16 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks. Stephen Curry was money at the end and finished with 19 points, but Andre Iguodala was the real star dropping 22 points and played a phenomenal game.

The Celtics look to bounce back tonight against the Portland Trailblazers at the Moda Center.


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Matt Mackay 1/11/2014 01:06:00 AM Edit
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