The NBA season has gotten off to a weird, unexpected, yet compelling start. The conferences defending champions, Warriors and Cavs, seem to be disappointing fans. On Tuesday night, the Warriors got their smiles back, using a stifling defense to blow out the Los Angeles Clippers. Celtics lead the Conference while Cavs are still struggling…READ MORE
2. Angry Warriors blow past Clippers, 141-113, by Curry’s 31 points
Golden State Warriors had a 4-3 record and blew a 14-point second half lead at home to the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. One day later, the team played more like the defending champions, using a stifling defense to blow out the Los Angeles Clippers 141-113.
Stephen Curry, who scored 31 points, hit seven of his 11 three-point attempts and added six assists and five rebounds. Clippers tried to run their offense through Blake Griffin, but the power forward struggled to get his shot off. He finished with 16 points on four of 10 shooting.
“Our defensive effort really got us to where we wanted to be,” Curry said. “The coach gave us a challenge before the game to just try and win the possession and field-goal game. Throughout the course of the game, that was the key. This was Golden State’s 11th consecutive win over Los Angeles. The last time the Clippers defeated the Warriors was Christmas Day in 2014.
1. Kyrie Irving and Celtics on top of the Conference while LeBron and Cavs are the tenth
Boston Celtics run past San Antonio Spurs, 108-94 on Monday night. Kyrie Irving’s play-making brilliance and another strong defensive performance lifted the Celtics to this home victory. The guard finished with 24 points and six assists despite sitting for most of the fourth quarter.
Celtics have now started to figure things out after losing Hayward less than six minutes into the season when he suffered a devastating leg injury and dislocated his ankle. Their conference rivals, Cleveland Cavaliers, are still struggling to gain their reputation back. Cavs have lost four of their last five games, finding themselves tenth in the conference.