Boston Celtics upset Golden State Warriors in 52-point demolition, win 11th straight

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Jaylen Brown throws down a dunk in a dominant Celtics win.



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The Boston Celtics Their success 11th game in a row On Sunday, the team suffered a shocking 52-point loss, 140-88. Golden State Warriors.

In a rematch between the two teams that competed in 2022 NBA The Finals saw the Celtics run away with the action early. All-Star wing Jaylen Brown scored 19 points in the first quarter alone Boston led 44-22 after the first quarter.

By the end of the first half, the Celtics' lead had grown to 44 points, Boston Largest halftime lead in franchise history.

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr naturally wasn't impressed with what he saw, pulling the plug in the second half without giving the 'big three' of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green any minutes after the break.

It was a nightmare evening for Curry — the two-time MVP scored just four points, shot 2-for-13 from the field and uncharacteristically missed all nine of his three-point attempts as Golden State's offense completely stagnated.

The Celtics went past 50 points in the third quarter before Boston head coach Joe Mazzulla turned to his bench for the rest of the game.

won by 52 points Third greatest in Celtic history. Boston also became the first NBA team to win three games by at least 50 points in a single season. For StatMuseAfter knocking off the Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets earlier in the season.

“It's great, but at the same time, it's always humble.” Brown saidFinished with 29 points, three rebounds and three assists.

“Any time, it could be us, we don't take the game for granted. We don't come out and mess around, we show respect for the game.
We handle the business and take care of it, but we don't do it arrogantly. We do it with humility. And with all due respect to the Golden State Warriors, we feel like now is our time.

MVP candidate Jayson Tatum scored 27 points for the Celtics His 26th birthdayPayton Pritchard added 19 runs.

Sunday's win was Boston's 11th in a row – the C's have outscored their opponents by an average of 22.1 points per game during this stretch.

The Warriors, meanwhile, are a A season-low 88 points The worst loss of the current campaign and the third biggest in franchise history.

Despite the lopsided scoreline, Kerr was unfazed by the loss and was keen for his team to move on.

“It's a 'flush down the toilet,'” Carr said post-game. “We had a great road trip, 3-1, we've played a million games. Boston was amazing and we didn't beat them today. We'll go home and get ready for Wednesday.

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It was a game to forget for Curry and co.

Lester Quinones, who had his two-way contract Converted to a standard NBA contract Last month, the Warriors scored 17 points.

Boston's dominant offensive performance reminded four-time champion Curry after the game.

“They hit 10 threes in the first quarter, and that's what our teams did,” Curry told the media.

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“They're the best team in the league right now and they played like it … it's hard to see it from the other side.”

The Dubs drop to 32-28 on the season and face another East powerhouse in the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. The Celtics, owners of the best record in the NBA at 48-12, visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

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