No Monta Ellis, no problem. Klay Thompson and Dorell Wright paced the Golden State Warriors in a high-scoring first half that saw the Warriors take a 60-55 lead over the Boston Celtics at the half at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA late Wednesday evening.
Thompson scored 17 and Wright added 15 points and seven rebounds as Golden State shot 56.1 percent in the first half. David Lee was the only other Warrior to reach double digit scoring, totaling 14 points to go along with seven rebounds.
Brandon Bass led the Celtics with 12 points and three rebounds and Mickael Pietrus also scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range. Ray Allen scored seven, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett each had six points and Rajon Rondo was held to four points and seven assists. Boston shot 47.6 percent in the half.