Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics - 3/8/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 09, 2017,
Mar 09, 2017, 12:59
They countered with haymakers like a Jamal Crawford 4-point play and a Blake Griffin fastbreak slam.
But, the Clippers then went on a 43-14 run and the Celtics ended up by losing the game, 116-102.
Klay Thompson's first-quarter 3-pointer Wednesday was more than just your everyday trey.
The Clippers entered Tuesday 1-1/2 games back of Utah for the fourth seed, and 2-1/2 games ahead of sixth-place Memphis.
It was the second time in recent games the Celtics blew a 15 point lead, and it came against a team thats not even gonna be in the playoff conversation. "It won't always be my night. Whoever it is, we need to play off that guy, and from there, it creates easier shots for everybody". "When I watched All-Star Games growing up, you knew in the end of the third quarter, fourth quarter, it got serious because guys were trying to win". The C's have thrived when he's been on the court, despite him being limited to just 21 minutes per game. Iguodala led a 55-point effort from the bench as David West and Ian Clark (10 points apiece) each reached double figures as well. The Golden State Warriors have won 10 straight home games. Let us know who you got in this game! Boston, which handed Golden State one of its two home losses last season with that 109-106 victory on April 1, kept answering every big play.
With Kevin Durant out for what could be the rest of the regular season, they have a lot to prove down the stretch as they chase the NBA's best record again. But we've got to get back out on the road tomorrow.
"Obviously he made some tremendous shots, that's what he does", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. "That's what he does".
It was not an optimal start to the third quarter for Golden State. However, the Clippers, who trailed by three at halftime, rallied with a 22-6 spurt to end the quarter with a 75-71 edge.
Thomas had been serenaded with the same chant in Los Angeles last week where Boston expats packed Staples Center for a lopsided win over the Lakers. They're in the middle of the most grueling portion of their season.
It's in the second Celtics team Rivers coached to the Finals, in 2010, that he sees some comparisons to his current Clippers team. We've got good shooters.
For a time, it looked like the Warriors were in position to pull out a win on a night when they clearly couldn't find their best form. "I haven't really put too much thought in about this being the last game against the Celtics". Stevens said there is no timetable for Horford's return.
Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics in scoring with 25 points, despite hitting just 7-20 from the floor.
Despite winning both Saturday and Monday, the Clippers were slow out of the gates in both, and seemed to ignore the defensive game-plan before falling into deep deficits.