Coming off their 106-102 win against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday the Golden State Warriors try to make it two wins in a row as they continue their road trip in Boston tonight to face the Celtics. It was only a few days ago that the Warriors were on a 4 game winning streak coming off of the All-Star break that was ended by the Celtics in a 115-93 drubbing at Oracle that eventually started a 4 game losing streak. Golden State hasn’t won in Boston since Kevin Garnett arrived in 2007.
There has been some serious changes in Boston since these two teams last met, mainly the loss of Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Nenad Krstic and Jeff Green, as well as the addition of former Warrior Troy Murphy, who was bought out by Golden State last week. Murphy might see a decent amount of playing time due to the recent injury to Glen Davis, which is probably a good thing for the W’s.
If the Warriors want to get out of Boston with a win they are going to have to play 48 minutes of solid basketball. The Celtics are the defending Eastern Conference Champions for a reason, and that reason is consistency and intensity, things the Warriors could use badly. Look for Ekpe Udoh to possibly get his second start of the season, and hopefully some serious scoring from Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. Playing against one of the best defenses in the league, the Warriors are going to have to bring their ‘A’ game to TD Garden tonight.
Newly acquired forward Al Thornton is expected to be in uniform for the Warriors although it is uncertain if he will play or not. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:30 PT and can be seen on CSN Bay Area or heard on KNBR 1050.