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No team came closer to beating the Warriors historic undefeated streak than the Celtics did on Friday night in Boston. The defending champions were without Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes who both had sprained ankles and the Warriors were in the midst of a seven game road trip.
The Celtics were up 101-96 with just 2:07 remaining in the fourth quarter but Draymond Green who finished the game 24 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 blocks and 5 steals made some big plays to send the game to OT and made some bigger plays in the first and eventually the second OT’s to propel the dubs to a 124-119 win.
Steph Curry finished the game with 38 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists but shot just 9-of-27 from the field and had eight turnovers. Avery Bradley played great defense on the reigning, defending MVP. Kelly Olynyk had a season-high 28 points and Isaiah Thomas added 18 points and 10 assists as well, but the Warriors still found a way to squeeze out the win.