The Golden State Warriors lost a rough one in Boston on Saturday night, in a game that went down to the wire. Superstar guard Stephen Curry stayed hot despite twisting his left ankle late, scoring 47 points while hitting 11 3-pointers.
But the final score was in Boston’s advantage, 119-114. Celtics forward Jayson Tatum was brilliant, leading his team that was without All-Star forward Jaylen Brown. Tatum, who co-stars with Warriors forward Draymond Green in a commercial for sub sandwiches, finished with 44 points and hit multiple big baskets late in the game.
After the contest, Green gave credit where credit is due, but he maintained his bit from the commercial, claiming his sandwich is better.
Perhaps most unfortunate for Green and the Warriors is that Green had a good look at a layup late in the game that could have tied the score. The layup attempt, on a fake dribble hand-off move, was right after Tatum his a big shot of his own from inside the paint.
Green took full credit/blame for the miss postgame.
That’s rough. Not only could Green have helped the Warriors win the ballgame, but he was also completely out-dueled by his commercial co-star.
That happens sometimes when the lights are bright, as they were during this primetime matchup. The game was more entertaining than any commercial, and Green will have plenty more chances to make an impact as Golden State finishes the regular season and attempts to improve its playoff standing.
Also of note from the game: Juan Toscano-Anderson suffered a cut on his head and a concussion after he dived off of the court to save the basketball to his teammates. As for Curry’s ankle, he kept playing in Boston and the Warriors are waiting to see how Curry’s body reacts in the coming days. Next up is a road game against the 76ers on Monday.
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