The Boston Celtics ruin Golden State’s 8-game winning streak after beating the Warriors 121 – 118 after overtime.
Boston’s Jayson Tatum recorded a career high in rebounds after averaging 19 rebounds in the final game with the warriors this season. Furthermore, the Celtics forward almost single handedly gave his team the much deserved lead after scoring 34 overall points and 6 assists.
” We didn’t look at this as a rematch of the championship finals that we lost. It was just one game with a great team and obviously a great coach. We had tough plays but we moved on to the next. Just doing whatever it takes to win and you know those are the most rewarding wins that you can have,” said Tatum.
Among other players who aided in the Celtics’ win included Foward Al Horford who had 20 points and 10 rebounds and guard Marcus Smart who had 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
On the side of the Warriors, center player Draymond green recorded a season high 9 assists as well as 11 points and 13 rebounds.
Steph Curry left the whole stadium amazed after he was able to score a 3-point buzzer beater
at the end of the second quarter from all the way beyond the half court line.
The Warriors’ guard averaged 29 points, 4 rebounds and 4 rebounds and 7 assists. He was closely followed by Klay Thompson who managed 24 points, 2 rebounds and a career low 1 assist.
Other honorable mentions include Jordan Poole who had 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists as well as the Warriors’ forward Andrew Wiggins who had 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
“We played hard and the guys competed. I love the effort. We showed what we can do on both ends of the floor. But you have got to close the game and we didn’t close the game,” said the Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr.