Warriors Blow Past Celtics, End Road Trip Strong
The Warriors ended their six-game east coast road trip at TD Bank Garden Arena with a blowout victory over the reeling Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
Golden State used a balance scoring attack from Klay Thompson and David Lee, who both dropped 18 points. Lee also paced the Warriors with his 30th double-double of the season.
From the opening tip, the game was never in doubt for the Warriors. Golden State stormed out to an early advantage and never trailed at any point during the contest.
This was the fourth time this season that the Warriors were able to hold an opponent under 40% shooting. The Warriors created 22 turnovers and absolutely dominated the Celtics on all sides of the floor.
After the game, Lee was quick to point out that this was “one of the most complete team wins of the season…We are treating every game from here on out as a playoff game; everyone is playing good team defense and everyone is contributing.”
The only drawback to the win was midway through the third quarter all-star Steph Curry left the game with extreme soreness in his right leg. After the game, Coach Mark Jackson said that Curry was ok and getting treatment. Jackson assured that he’d just kept Curry out for the rest of the game as a precaution.
In the losing effort the Celtics were led by rookie Kelly Olynyk off the bench. He had 19 points and five rebounds.
The Warriors return home on Friday night to play the Atlanta Hawks and begin a brief three-game homestand.
Notes: The Warriors have won 14 out of the last 19 road games and have 20 road wins on the season…The Warriors ended the road trip at 4-2 and are now a season high 14 games over the .500 mark on the season…Coach Jackson was able to rest all of the starters for the entire fourth quarter…The Warriors play 13 of the last 20 games at home.by