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.
Injury update: Kevin Durant (left foot soreness) is available to play in tonight's game vs. Boston. Patrick McCaw (mid back strain) is out.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) January 28, 2018
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!
Tonight’s starters: GSW - Curry, Thompson, Durant, Green, Pachulia; BOS - Irving, Brown, Tatum, Horford, Baynes— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) January 28, 2018