Posted March 02, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Celtics cooled off Stephen Curry early, then shut down the rest of Golden State's lineup in the second half well enough to overcome their own mistakes. Boston missed almost half its free throws in the first half and committed seven turnovers in the third quarter, but never let up defensively in a 94-86 win over the Warriors on Friday night. Curry still led Golden State with 25 points, but that was less than half his total from two nights before when he scored 54 at Madison Square Garden in New York. ''I told our guys, `If Steph has 54 and we win, I'm taking that. We have to guard everyone else,''' Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. The pressure defense cost the Celtics their starting backcourt for much of the second half when guards Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee got into foul trouble, but they had already accomplished their mission by getting Curry out of sync early. Curry made all 10 of his free throws, but just two in the second half when the Celt...
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