Recap: Celtics squeak out their 10th straight win with 105-100 victory over Warriors
Kemba Walker showed up in the fourth quarter to help the Celtics close the game out. Photo via the Boston Celtics on Twitter @Celtics.
The Boston Celtics opened up their 5 game western conference road trip with a 105-100 win over the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center, improving to 10-1 on the season and extending their win streak to double digits. Golden State fans who took the 7pt spread cashed the underdog winner, despite a tough 5 point loss to Boston.
Jaylen Brown was a standout for Boston tonight starting at the small forward position. He finished with 22 points total for his fourth consecutive game with at least 20 points. In addition to that, he added 8 rebounds, and 3 steals to the Celtics' box score for the night. He had a big third quarter in which he shot 3-3 from the three-point line, where he finished the night at 100%.
Marcus Smart had a big game on both ends of the floor even if it is not necessarily shown in the box score, though that's just the way Smart plays. He shot 42% from the field, 55% from three and scored 15 points as a result. On the other side of the court, he did a particularly good job at cooling off Warriors point guard D'Angelo Russell after his very hot start early in the first quarter and before he left in thr third due to injury.
Although his shooting percentage once again was not ideal (35%), Jayson Tatum still put up a solid amount of points for the night. He led the team with 24 points to go along with his own 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Late in the game, he had some really big plays including a sneaky dunk off of a jump ball to take the lead with just about 1:30 as well as a big mid-range jumper right after.
Kemba Walker had a rough night overall but showed up in the fourth when it mattered most. Entering late shooting 1-11 at the time with just 6 points, Kemba finished the fourth with 20 points. He also had a balanced 5 rebounds and 5 assists and clinched the game with this nice fadeaway shot and a pair of free-throws on the final possession.
The Celtics' next game will be this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. eastern time against the Sacramento Kings. Check out the full box score of tonight's game here, as well as a highlight reel of the top plays down below.