With about 10 seconds left on the game clock, Isaiah Thomas drives the ball to the hole and makes the contested layup shot. Warriors take a quick timeout with only 8 seconds remaining on the clock.
Warriors inbound to Stephen Curry…
….Curry shoots the three, misses, Harrison Barnes with the rebound…
….Barnes shoots the three…misses. Game over, streak over.
The Boston Celtics have accomplished a feat that no team has been able to do since January 27, 2015: beat the Golden State Warriors at home.
While most of the news will be on the chance the Warriors have to still beat the 1995-96 Bulls 73-win record, most should start paying attention to this Celtics squad Brad Stevens has put together.
The Celtics are 44-32 and are sitting at 2nd in the Atlantic and 5th in Eastern conference standings. This Celtics team has been able to but together impressive wins on some of the top teams in the NBA and continue to show why they will soon be a force to be reckoned with in the East. Since Brad Stevens was hired to be the new coach for the Celtics in 2013 after the team shipped Doc Rivers to the Clippers, Stevens has been tasked with rebuilding this iconic franchise back to its former glory. With the way things have been going for the Celtics this season, its seems that Coach Stevens is finally starting to see the fruits of his labor for this franchise.
With a playoff appearance last season and the potential for another playoff appearance this season, the Celtics are slowly starting to reclaim their place as one of the elite teams in the NBA. They have built a team filled with young talent in guys like Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, and Jae Crowder and will continue to build their roster with more young talent in the future.