The Celtics played right with the Warriors for one half of play. However the Warriors ultimately get their revenge. The Celtics snapped the Warriors streak of 54 straight home wins last season. This season the Warriors blew out the Celtics in Boston, and snapped Thomas’ streak of 20 point games. Here are the keys to the game.

Good Job on Curry Not Enough

The Celtics defended Curry well. Curry was only 1 for his first 6. He only finished with 16 points on 7 for 20 shooting.

However, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson were more than able to pick up the slack. Durant was an incredible 10-13 facing a variety of defenders. The Celtics threw Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley, Jaylen Brown and others at Durant and Durant beat every one of them. Kevin Durant finished with 23 points.

Klay was especially hot in the second half and helped start the Warriors 3rd quarter run. Klay Thompson finished with 28 points on 12 for 21 shooting.

Awful 3rd Quarter

The Celtics scored 9 points in the 3rd quarter. That is not nearly enough against a team as offensively proficient as the Warriors. The Celtics went over 5 minutes without scoring a point.

Brad is right. The 3rd Quarter drought is when the Warriors got hot, and that is no coincidence. The Warriors 3rd Quarter was a quarter filled with transition opportunities and fast break points. They got out and ran off of every missed shot, and there were a plenty.

Marcus Smart Hurt

To make matters worse for the Celtics Marcus Smart went down with an ankle contusion.

Bury the Game Ball, Move on to DET

The Celtics will have to forget about this game and move on from it immediately as they play the Pistons tomorrow night in their house.