BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant deflected a Boston pass, sloping it brazen to Stephen Curry and ran to a basket to finish off an alley-oop.
The subsequent time down, Curry stole a round and pulled adult for a 3-pointer.
What had been a seven-point Golden State halftime lead was now a 22-point blowout. And a fans who booed Durant before a diversion for spurning their city were branch opposite their possess team.
“That was implausible to start a half off that way,” brazen Draymond Green pronounced after a Warriors went on a 24-3 run to start a third entertain and hold on for a 104-88 feat over Boston on Friday night. “That was amazing.”
Klay Thompson scored 28 points, Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds and a Warriors scored 18 in a quarrel in a third entertain to blow a diversion open. Curry had usually 16 points — his second-fewest of a deteriorate — while sitting out most of a fourth as Golden State hold on for a sixth true victory.
“They’re unequivocally good, and we all know that. But we usually can’t have droughts opposite them,” Celtics manager Brad Stevens said. “They can make it a landslide quickly. Going 6 true security though scoring, that usually crushes you.”
The Celtics sealed Al Horford over a summer and courted Durant, too, even bringing along Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to accommodate with a giveaway representative in a Hamptons. But they were incompetent to land a former Oklahoma City star, and a Boston fans remembered.
Durant was greeted with shrill boos before a diversion and mostly when he overwhelmed a ball.
“It’s usually a drink talking,” Golden State manager Steve Kerr said.
“They come to suffer a show. There’s no tough feelings,” Durant said. “I’ve still got adore for Boston, we still adore personification here. You have one of a best crowds in a league. That’s what they’re ostensible to do.”
Avery Bradley had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas scored a season-low 18 for Boston, that challenged a Warriors final deteriorate while they were on their approach to a record-breaking 73-9 unchanging season. After losing in double overtime in Boston, a Celtics kick a Warriors on Apr 1 to palm them their initial home detriment of a season.
But this one was over during a third entertain in that Golden State outscored a home group 31-9. Boston shot 2 for 17 in a duration and incited a round over 5 times.
Thomas strike a 3-pointer early in a third entertain to make it a 10-point game, though a Warriors scored a subsequent 18 points. They done it 86-57 during a finish of a third and non-stop a 30-point lead in a fourth.
“I theory we usually gave up, coaching staff as well,” Thomas said. “We started subbing. It was bad. Especially … we usually played 27 minutes. We gave up.”
Boston chipped it down to 11 points in a final 90 seconds. But Curry, who had re-entered a diversion mid by a fourth, strike a 3-pointer, Jaylen Brown missed one for Boston, and afterwards Curry combined a finger hurl to bind it.
Curry shot 7 for 20 in all, creation usually 2 of 10 attempts from 3-point range. It was a second time this deteriorate he has been hold underneath 20 points.
Warriors: Golden State had 30 or some-more assists for a sixth true diversion and a eighth time this season. … Durant took out arbitrate Lauren Holtkamp and a TV cameraman underneath a basket late in a third entertain and scarcely wound adult in a path of a lady sitting in a front row. … Zaza Pachulia had 12 rebounds and Green had 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Celtics: Horford missed his ninth true diversion with a concussion, though he sat on a dais during a game. Jae Crowder missed his eighth true diversion with a sprained left ankle. Stevens pronounced they would both join a group on a moody to Detroit after a game. … Rookie Jaylen Brown was called for a technical in a second entertain for an “unnatural act” when he kicked his leg out and throwing Andre Iguodala between a legs.
Warriors: Visit a Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday for a third diversion of a four-game trip.
Celtics: Visit a Pistons on Saturday. Boston leads Detroit by a half-game in a Eastern Conference standings.