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Celtics fall to Warriors 109-105

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Curry’s 49 points top Irving’s 37 as Golden State wins

NBA: Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Celtics started off hot, but they were unable to win their third straight in Oakland, as the Warriors held them off for the 109-105 win.

Boston scored 37 in the first quarter on 13-of-21 shooting from the field. The Celtics built a 10 point lead behind 14 points apiece from Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown. Stephen Curry kept the Warriors afloat with 13 points in the period.

Curry didn’t cool off as the game went along, as he scored 49 points on the night, including 18 in the third quarter, when the Warriors took the lead. Curry finished 16-of-24 from the field and 8-of-13 on three-pointers.

With Curry hot, the Celtics really missed Marcus Smart on defense. Smart is out after injuring his hand following him taking a swipe at a picture frame in a Los Angeles hotel room.

Kevin Durant had an off shooting night, as he hit just 7-of-18 from the floor for 20 points. But he came up with several big plays on defense, including a late block of Al Horford at the rim. Draymond Green finished with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for Golden State.

Irving would finish with 37 points on 13-of-18 shooting, while Brown scored 20. Horford played his usual solid all-around game with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists.

The Celtics complete the four-game road trip on Monday night Denver vs the Nuggets at 9:00 PM EST. With a win against Denver, it would mean a 2-2 trip for Boston. The Celtics then will be home for six of their next eight games heading into the All-Star Break.