Stephen Curry and David Lee combined for 44 points as the Golden State Warriors thoroughly defeated the Boston Celtics, 101-83, late Saturday evening inside Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
The loss was the Celtics' second in a row and sixth in their last eight contests. In the last two games, Boston has been outscored, 207-160 (47 point difference).
Courtney Lee, starting in place of Rajon Rondo (sidelined with a right thigh injury), led the Celtics (14-15) with 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting. Paul Pierce and Jason Terry each scored 13 points while Jared Sulling had 12 points and eight rebounds and Brandon Bass scored 10 off the bench. Boston shot 36.0 percent as a team (31-for-86) and connected on just 5-of-22 three pointers.
Curry had 22 points and nine assists to lead Golden State (21-10) and Lee totaled 20 points and five rebounds. Rookie Harrison Barnes finished with 15 points (3-of-4 from three-point range) and Klay Thompson hit three treys and had 13 points. Jarrett Jack contributed with 14 points and four assists off the Warriors bench. Golden State shot 52.1 percent and made 12-of-19 threes.
Boston has a quick turnaround as it faces the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
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