The Golden State Warriors made the game with the Indiana Pacers count: in other words, they didn’t blow their solid road trip with a terrible loss to close things out. Wednesday night, they finished off the Boston Celtics by a final score of 108-88, no problem. Every Warriors got into the mix and contributed to the win. They continued their winning ways on the road, gaining their 20th victory in that category.
Warriors have never won 4+ games on multiple road trips in a single-season (went 6-1 on 7-game trip earlier this season)
— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 6, 2014
In the first quarter of the game, the Warriors, lead by Andre Iguodala, who was surprisingly offensive-minded in the early-going, stormed out of the gates to open a 12-2 run. From this point on, they pretty much owned this ballgame, and their opponents could never really re-establish close enough contact to make a run.
Offensive weapons for the Warriors tonight included Klay Thompson, once again, who finished with 18 points, and Stephen Curry, who finished with 14 points. Combined, however, they sat at just 2-for-12 on 3-point shots. The Warriors have been decreasing slowly in that category recently.
Led by David Lee and Andrew Bogut, the Warriors dominated the paint. Lee finished with another double double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Bogut finished with 4 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 blocks.
Defensively, they suffocated the Celtics, who scored 22 points, 18 points, 14 points, and then points in the fourth quarter. Their offensive game took care of itself because the defense was so good. They didn’t need to worry about getting good shots, even if they did. The defense opened up a lot of opportunities for the Dubs to run on the fast-break as they finished with 25 fast-break points. They also finished with a whopping 58 points in the paint.
This was a great way to finish off the road-trip for the Warriors, and like I said, this game against the Celtics was a nice win to head back home, finishing this trip 4-2. The losses came to the Eastern Conference’s better Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls, surprisingly not the Pacers.
Here’s a recap of Wednesday’s game from the Celtics perspective, courtesy of our network partners at Chowder and Champions.