The Boston Celtics embarrass the Golden State Warriors by 52 points and win their 11th straight game

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Jaylen Brown hits a dunk in Celtics' dominant win.


the Boston Celtics He won them 11th match in a row On Sunday, rolling to a stunning 52-point defeat, 140-88, of Golden State Warriors.

In the rematch between the two teams competing for 2022 NBA Finals, the Celtics ran away with the action early. All-Star wing Jaylen Brown scored 19 points in the first quarter alone To push Boston to a 44-22 lead after the first quarter.

The Celtics' lead swelled to 44 points by the end of the first half in favor of Boston The largest first-half lead in franchise history.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr was naturally unimpressed with what he saw and stopped playing in the second half, not giving any minutes to the big three of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green after the break.

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

The Celtics pushed the lead to more than 50 points in the third quarter before Boston coach Joe Mazzola was also benched for the remainder of the game.

The margin of victory was 52 points The third-most in Celtics history. Boston also became the first NBA team to win three games by at least 50 points in a single season. Per StatMuseAfter beating the Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets earlier in the season.

“It's a great feeling, but at the same time, it's always humbling.” Brown saidHe finished the match with 29 points, three rebounds and three assists.

“At any time, we can be us, and we don't take the game for granted. We didn't go out and mess around, and this is how we show our respect for the game.
We handle business and take care of business, but we don't do it arrogantly. We do it humbly. It's a lot of respect for the Golden State Warriors, but we feel like this is our time now.

Jayson Tatum, an MVP nominee, scored 27 points for the Celtics His twenty-sixth birthdaywith Payton Pritchard adding 19 off the bench.

Boston's win on Sunday was their 11th straight, as the C's have outscored their opponents by an average of 22.1 points per game during that winning streak, according to the organization.

Meanwhile, the warriors were held to a Season low 88 points They suffered their worst loss of the current campaign and the third largest loss in franchise history.

Despite the lopsided result, Kerr was unconcerned by the defeat and was keen for his side to keep moving forward.

“This is 'throw it in the toilet'” Kerr said after the game. “We had a great road trip, 3-1, played a million games. Boston was unbelievable, and we couldn't beat them today. We'll go home and get ready for Wednesday.”

Lester Quiñones, who had a two-way deal It was converted to a standard NBA contract Last month, he led the Warriors in scoring with 17 points off the bench.

Boston's dominant offensive performance led to the four-time champion Curry being remembered after the game.

“They made 10 threes in the first quarter, and that's what we're used to doing with teams.” Curry told the media.

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

The Dubs fall to 32-28 on the season and will face another Eastern powerhouse in the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. The Celtics, who have the best record in the NBA with a 48-12 win, visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

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