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Gamethread: Warriors look for revenge as they host Celtics

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The teams on top of each conference do battle on ABC.

Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

It’s another revenge game for the Golden State Warriors. The defending champs host the Boston Celtics for the second and final meeting between the two teams on top of their respective conferences.

The Celtics have cooled down a little bit since the first meeting. When Boston beat Golden State 92-88 in November, it was the Celtics 14th consecutive victory. This time around, Boston has lost four of their last five, and their net rating has come considerably back to earth.

Still, the Celtics are 35-14, and on top of the Eastern Conference for a reason. This team is really good, and since the Warriors are also really good, get ready for a great game.

Despite some foot soreness for Kevin Durant, the Warriors’ starting unit will be at full strength. The bench, however, will not, as Patrick McCaw is sitting out with a back strain.

On the year, the Celtics have the league’s top defense, and the Warriors have the league’s top offense. So this should be a really fun one.

Let’s Go Dubs!