Celtics Win Primetime Matchup With Warriors For Sixth Straight Victory
Jayson Tatum scored 44 points to win a shootout with Stephen Curry, who had 47, and Kemba Walker made a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left to lead the Boston Celtics to their sixth straight win, 119-114 over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Walker scored 26 points in all, grabbing his eighth rebound after Golden State’s last shot and bouncing the ball vigorously in celebration as the clock ran out. The Celtics won for the eighth time in nine games.
Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points and Draymond Green had 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who had won four in a row and led by as many as 16 points in the second quarter before Boston ran off 21 of the next 23 points to take the lead in the third.