IT finishes w/ 25 PTS to secure the W for BOS. pic.twitter.com/0P8csmGObJ
— NBA (@NBA) March 9, 2017
Obviously a huge win for the Celtics last night. Even if the Warriors are banged up, it’s not easy to win in Oakland. The win is the Celtics’ second-straight in Oakland, after snapping the Warriors’ 54-game home win streak almost a year ago. The last team to win back-to-back games at Oracle Arena was the San Antonio Spurs in 2014.
The win also evens the Celtics record on this road trip at 2-2. After tough losses in Phoenix and against the Clippers, a disappointment at Golden State felt almost imminent. Now, the Celtics have a chance to win in Denver tomorrow night and finish the west coast trip at 3-2. Wouldn’t be a bad showing for five games in eight days in the Pacific Time Zone.
Last night’s win also keeps the Celtics a game ahead of Washington for the second spot in the East. There’s a lot of basketball left to be played, but after tomorrow night’s game in Denver 11 0f the Celtics’ final 16 games will be at home. If the Celtics can wrap up the number two seed heading into the playoffs, maybe Brad Stevens can finally get off the playoff schneid.