The Golden State Warriors played the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night in a highly competitive game. The momentum was back and forth throughout the game but the Celtics took control in the fourth.
The Celtics forced six turnovers in the final quarter which allowed them to separate themselves from the Warriors.
The Warriors were coming off of a win in Atlanta where the bench came up big. In this game against the Celtics however their bench unit failed to show up.
Curry and Thompson also continued to struggle from deep going a combined four for 17. Despite this the duo still led the team in scoring with 23 and 25 respectively. They each also had a period of dominance.
For Thompson it came in the second quarter where he caught fire and the Warriors were clearly searching him out. Thompson was mainly draining shots from the mid range but not from three. Stephens magic moment came on the last play of the third quarter where he scored on Jaylen Brown and then gave him a piece of his mind.
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Despite the twos short periods of success they failed to show up when it mattered most, the fourth quarter. The pair combined for only one point.
The whole team struggled to score in the fourth only scoring 12 compared to the Celtics 27. The Warriors also only went six of 30 from deep which is not something that happens very often for this team.
With Durant out for the foreseeable future, the Splash brothers and the whole team need to return to form to keep their number one seed.