Warriors survive double OT in Boston

Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:18am EST
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(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors extended their season-opening winning streak to 24 games but had to scratch and claw their way to victory over Boston on Friday.

Stephen Curry hit two free throws with 13.4 seconds left in the second overtime and Andre Iguodala added two foul shots with 5.4 on the clock as the Warriors held off the Celtics 124-119.

Draymond Green was asked what he learned about his team after they had to dig deep to beat Boston.

"Everything we already knew," the forward said. "This is a group that's going to continue to fight no matter what."

The Warriors, winning their 28th straight regular season game dating back to last season, trailed by five with 2:07 left in regulation, fought back to tie, survived a sloppy first overtime and then pulled out the win.

"We continue to fight. We believe in ourselves. We believe in each other and we trust each other. So, nothing new. The same old same old, which has made us who we are."

Curry finished with 38 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists but made just nine of 27 shots from the floor and was guilty of eight turnovers.

"We appreciate (the streak) because we know that this hasn't been done in history before, so every game we win from here on out is adding to that record," Curry said.

"I think the beauty of our team is when we get out there, nobody's thinking about if we lose, the streak's over, or we've got to go out here and throw a huge home run play out in the first quarter to win the game or what have you to keep the streak going.   Continued...

Dec 11, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) wrestles away a loose ball during the second half of the Golden State Warriors 124-119 double overtime win over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports