The only thing better than beating the NBA’s best team on the road? Following that up with a convincing win the very next night.
The Golden State Warriors could not have performed any better on Wednesday night, as they blew out the Boston Celtics 108-88 on the back-end of a back-to-back to finish the road trip with a 4-2 record.
No starter played more than 28 minutes and none played in the fourth quarter, as the Warriors had staked out a 30-point lead after three quarters. David Lee led the way with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Klay Thompson also added 18, and Jordan Crawford had 15 off the bench.
The Warriors exploded right out of the gate, starting the game on a 10-2 run and never looking back. An eight point lead after one quarter ballooned to 21 at halftime.
Golden State actually struggled from behind the arc, shooting just 17.9 percent (5-of-28), but still blew the Celtics out with stifling defense and a dominant presence in the paint. The Warriors outscored Boston 58-32 in the paint, and had a 45-40 rebounding edge. They forced 22 turnovers out of the Celtics as well, and scored 34 points off of those.
For Boston, Kelly Olynk had 19 off the bench. Jared Sullinger and Brandon Bass both finished with 11.
Tale of the Tape
- Field-goal percentage: 46.9% (46-98)
- Three-point percentage: 17.9% (5-28)
- Rebounds: 45
- Assists: 28
- Turnovers: 11
- Bench points: 43
- Field-goal percentage: 39.5% (30-76)
- Three-point percentage: 26.9% (7-26)
- Rebounds: 40
- Assists: 19
- Turnovers: 22
- Bench points: 47
Good to Know
Franchise firsts for Golden State: Have won 14 of 19 on the road; Have won 4+ games on multiple road trips this season
— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 6, 2014
What’s on Tap
The Warriors return home to play the Hawks on Friday night.