Thompson, Durant lead Warriors to 104-88 win over Celtics
BOSTON (AP) Klay Thompson scored 28 points, Kevin Durant had 23 points and 10 rebounds against the team he spurned this summer and the Golden State Warriors scored 18 points in a row in the third quarter to pull away and beat the Boston Celtics 104-88 on Friday night.
Stephen Curry had just 16 points – his second-fewest of the season – while sitting out much of the fourth quarter as the Warriors cruised to their sixth straight victory. Zaza Pachulia had 12 rebounds and Draymond Green had eight rebounds and eight assists for Golden State in its only visit to Boston this season.
Avery Bradley had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Boston and Isaiah Thomas scored a season-low 18.
Thomas hit a 3-pointer early in the third quarter to make it a 10-point game, but the Warriors scored the next 18 points. They made it 86-57 at the end of the third and opened a 30-point lead in the fourth before Boston chipped it down to 11 in the final 90 seconds.
But Curry, who had re-entered the game midway through the fourth as the Celtics threatened to come back, hit a 3-pointer, Jaylen Brown missed one for Boston, and then Curry added a finger roll to clinch it.