Celtics crushed by Warriors 108-88, fall to 20-41 on the season
The Golden State Warriors came into Boston tonight and slapped the Celtics around, beating the Cs 108-88 in a game that wasn't even that close. G-State was led by five different players in double figures, including David Lee and Klay Thompson, who finished with 18 points each, and Jordan Crawford, who score 15 in his return to Boston. The Celtics were led by Kelly Olynyk, who scored 19 points in his return to the line-up.
To be honest, the game was never really close. The Warriors got off to a 12-2 start and never looked back, never once trailing in the game. And it could have been even worse, as the Celtics trailed by as many as 29 late in the fourth quarter. Boston also got a bit lucky as Golden State went only 5-28 from three, but the Celtics were flat all night and could not capitalize. The Celts has 22 turnovers and shot less than 40% from the field, a combination that will never lead to wins in the NBA.
On the bright side, the Celtics loss dropped them to 20-41 and allowed them to keep their #4 spot in the lottery standings. It sucks to be at the point of the season where that matters more than the playoff standings, but we're here, and will be zoned in on that for the next 21 games.
Next game: Pierce and KG once again return to the Garden on Friday night. Should be cool, even if it's not quite as emotional.