The Golden State Warriors were on a four game winning streak when the Celtics came calling. Over the past five games, they have scored no less than 122 points with 131 coming against the Rockets. So with the Celtics coming in with a 2-4 over their last six games, the outcome was inevitable…or was it?
From the start of the game, the Celtics hung tough but found themselves down by 10 with 36.3 seconds remaining in the game and closed to 112-109 with a Jared Sullinger layup.
“This is the point in the schedule where it gets really difficult to get up emotionally night after night,” Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr said. “For the most part we did our job. We just didn’t have a lot of life and legs. It was a night where everybody had to fight through.”
Klay Thompson was sent to the line and calmly sank two free throws to seal up the Warriors fifth consecutive game.
“I thought we did as good a job as you can do probably in half court,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “We gave ourselves a chance a lot of the time … but it’s hard to guard them for 48 minutes and score on them.”