BOSTON—The Golden State Warriors captured their sixth consecutive victory on Friday, November 18, defeating the Boston Celtics 104-88.
The Warriors took control of the game in the second half, beginning the third quarter with a 23-4 run. Golden State shooting guard Klay Thompson led all scorers with 28 points and made three of six 3-pointers.
“I’m not thinking, I’m not overacting to a few missed shots,” Thompson told ESPN’s Doris Burke after the game. “I’m just letting the game come at an easy flow, and when I do that I’m at my best. It’s nice when you have another MVP on the roster, it makes things easier for me and everybody else.
“I get a lot of open looks.” Thompson told Burke. “Obviously some big adjustments, our chemistry is getting better every game, and our defensive intensity was great tonight, that’s why we built such a great lead.”
Golden State small forward Kevin Durant scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and seven assists, helping to achieve what was the Warriors 10th win of the season. Power forward Draymond Green added another 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Reigning MVP and point guard Steph Curry had 16 points and seven assists.
Celtic’s all-star and point guard Isaiah Thomas led the team with 18 points. Shooting guard Avery Bradley added another 17 points, which included two 3-pointers–but they came up short points in what was Boston’s sixth loss of the season.
The Warriors are now 10-2 overall, trailing the Los Angeles Clippers for the top spot in the Western Conference. Golden State will continue their four game road-trip with a match up against the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, November 19.