Warriors 114 - Celtics 111
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Warriors Hold Off Celtics

Big Nights from Thompson, Curry and Bogut Help Warriors Preserve Home Winning Streak
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Sometimes you live by the three, and other times you die by it. On Tuesday, the Warriors suffered the latter in a 113-111 overtime loss to the Bulls. The Dubs missed all 13 of their 3-point attempts in the second half, bringing an end to the team’s 19-game home winning streak.

The Warriors, who never trailed by more than two in just their second loss of the season, led for the majority of the game, but points were hard to come by as the game wore on. The Dubs were up by seven with five minutes left in regulation, but couldn’t make enough plays down the stretch to close it out. And after a Stephen Curry turnover in the backcourt led to a Kirk Hinrich 3-pointer that gave the Bulls a two-point lead with 15.8 seconds left, the Warriors never led again.

Draymond Green preserved the game momentarily with a putback that tied the game up with less than three seconds left, but the Bulls had the answer in overtime. The teams traded baskets with Chicago striking first, and Derrick Rose capped a 30-point, 11-turnover performance by netting a well-defended jumper from the top of the key with 8.4 seconds left.

Warriors Beat Celtics 114-111

The Warriors extend the franchise-record home winning streak to 19 with a 114-111 win over Boston at Oracle Arena on Sunday night.

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Warriors Beat Celtics 114-111

The Warriors extend the franchise-record home winning streak to 19 with a 114-111 win over Boston at Oracle Arena on Sunday night.
Jan 25, 2015  |  02:15

Thompson's Behind-The-Back Pass

Klay Thompson passes behind the back to Draymond Green. Green drives to the hoop and scores.
Jan 24, 2015  |  00:00

Curry Drives & Dunks

Stephen Curry dribbles to the basket and hangs on the rim after the dunk.
Jan 24, 2015  |  00:00

Bogut Scores On Alley Oop

Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut connect on the give-and-go, then finish with an alley oop.
Jan 24, 2015  |  00:00

Green Gets the Field Goal & Foul

Draymond Green drives to the hoop, scores, and draws the foul.
Jan 24, 2015  |  00:00

Bogut Denies Bradley

Andrew Bogut blocks Avery Bradley's layup.
Jan 24, 2015  |  00:00

Curry's Behind-The-Back Pass

Stephen Curry hits Andre Iguodala with the behind-the-back pass for the score.
Jan 24, 2015  |  00:00

Bogut Gets the And-One

Andrew Bogut goes to the hoop, scores, and draws a foul.
Jan 24, 2015  |  00:00

Curry sank a three-pointer with 10:40 left in the third quarter to put Golden State up 61-52, but Boston would go on to score the next five points, representing another sequence in which the Warriors had the Celtics on the ropes but uncharacteristically couldn’t put them away. Slowly but surely the Dubs would build their lead back up to double digits. Yet after Klay Thompson sank a jumper with 3:56 left in the frame to put the Warriors up 77-66, Boston responded with five points in the next 44 seconds to cut the deficit to six. Golden State would go on to double up the Celtics over the remainder of the quarter to take an 89-77 lead into the fourth. The 12-point lead was largely the result of Curry’s strong play, as the All-Star guard recorded nine points and seven assists in the third quarter alone.

Marreese Speights would give the Warriors their largest lead of the game with a jumper to open up the fourth quarter, putting Golden State up 91-77. Their lead would remain in double-digits until 3:16 left in the contest when Jared Sullinger’s jumpshot cut the score to 103-94. Boston would make the game close in the final minutes but it proved to be too little, too late. A Sullinger layup with 3.6 seconds left cut the deficit to three, but Klay Thompson made both free throws on the ensuing possession to ice the game away. The victory moves the Warriors league-leading record to 36-6, and marks their 13th win in their last 14 games. The Warriors will look to complete their five-game homestand with an undefeated record when they host the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.


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