The Celtics came out on top when Jayson Tatum got into a shootout with Stephen Curry. Jayson Tatum scored 44 points the second-highest total in his career — and Kemba Walker made a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left to help Celtics took victory over the Golden State Warriors 119-114 on Saturday night.
Curry scored 47, including a 3-pointer to cut Golden State’s deficit to two points with 19 seconds left. He missed a shot from just inside half-court on the Warriors’ next possession, dooming their last chance for a win. Andrew Wiggins Include 22 points and Draymond Green had 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who had won four in a row and led by as many as 16 points in the second quarter before Boston ran off 21 of the next 23 points to take the lead in the third.
In the end the Celtics won, they attempted 14 more shots than the Warriors due to 14 offensive rebounds and Golden State’s 17 turnovers. Without Kelly Oubre Jr for the fifth straight game, the Warriors didn’t have many options to defend the Tantum.