Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics: Dubs lose 88-92

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 16: Kevin Durant
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 16: Kevin Durant /

The Golden State Warriors proved unable to steal a win against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on Thursday, losing 88-92.

The Golden State Warriors came out of TD Garden on Thursday night with an expected 88-92 loss against the Boston Celtics, putting an end to Golden State’s seven-game win streak. The Celtics extend their own win streak to 14, improving their regular season record to a league-best 14-2.

Despite Thursday night’s loss, the Warriors remain on top of the Western Conference standings, tied with the 11-4 Houston Rockets. The Dubs will now travel to visit the Wells Fargo Center to face off against Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

Following the Sixers game, the Warriors will continue their road trip to visit the Brooklyn Nets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. They’ll make their way back home to Oracle Arena on Friday, Nov. 24 to host the Chicago Bulls.

Of Golden State’s four stars, only Kevin Durant shot at or above 50.0 percent, tallying 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 shooting from the free throw line. He added three rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 35 minutes.

Klay Thompson still scored in double digits, dropping in 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block in 34 minutes. Draymond Green also finished in double digits, posting 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks in a team-high 38 minutes.

In his first night back from injury, Stephen Curry failed to have a standout game, notching only nine points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in 31 minutes.

Each one of Boston’s starters scored in double-digits: Jaylen Brown had a team-high 22 points, Al Horford had 18, Kyrie Irving finished with 15 and both Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum finished with 12.

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As a team, Golden State struggled to find their shot, going 40.2 percent from the field, 31.3 percent from behind the arc and 63.2 percent from the free throw line. Boston shot a measly 32.9 percent from the field and 21.9 percent from behind the arc, but they were efficient from the charity stripe, shooting 86.8 percent on almost 20 more attempts than the Dubs.

In the end, it was free throws that made all the difference, as Irving was gifted two easy ones with the game tied at 88 and only 14 second left on the lock. Durant was unable to drop the go-ahead bucket, sealing the game for the C’s.