Celtics’ Head Coach Brad Stevens talks about matching up against Stephen Curry, as Boston records a 119-114 win over the Warriors
The Boston Celtics gave the visiting Golden State Warriors a bitter send-off, winning the contest 119-114. The Warriors, who came in on a 4 game win streak, could not extend it to 5, while the Celtics extended their win streak to six. Stephen Curry continued his miraculous form, scoring 47 points and grabbing 7 rebounds while shooting 11-19 from 3s. This marked Curry’s 10th straight game scoring 30 points or more.
However, Curry’s explosive firepower was matched by Celtics’ Jayson Tatum. The 23-year-old scored 44 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, as he led the Celtics to their 6th straight win. Kemba Walker chipped in with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Jabari Parker, with his 11 points off the bench was a key component in the comeback win.
Brad Stevens talks about facing Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry redefined the game of basketball as we know it. He has been a constant threat on the basketball court since back in 2013-14. If Curry is on the court, his entire team starts performing better, just because of the gravity Steph has. Considering the form Curry has been lately, it has been a nightmare for teams to guard him and try to contain him, but none have been successful.
After the game, Brad Stevens was asked about how it is like going up against Curry. Stevens’ reply was something every coach might feel. You never want to be up against Steph, but whenever he’s playing, you enjoy watching him weave his magic.
Brad Stevens on going against Stephen Curry: “I hate going against him, but man do I love watching him. You always feel like you’re the next line of that fairytale.”
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) April 18, 2021
The Warriors continue their road trip, as they head up to Philadelphia to face the Sixers on Monday. The Celtics, meanwhile, would stay at home and await the Bulls, who they face on Monday as well. –