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BSJ Game Report: Warriors 109, Celtics 105 — Curry outduels Kyrie

(Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports)

OAKLAND -- Everything you need to know about the Warriors’ 109-105 win over the Celtics in quickie form.

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Hot start fizzles out: The Celtics opened up on fire, scoring 37 first-quarter points on 61 percent shooting to build a double-digit first-half lead. The offense struggled for much of the rest of the night, however (37 percent shooting), as Boston couldn't keep enough of a lid on Steph Curry (game-high 49 points) to win their third straight game at Oracle Arena

Kyrie puts on a show: The All-Star point guard had his most efficient night as a Celtic, going a sensational 13-of-17 from the field (including 5-of-5 from 3-point range) to keep the Celtics in the game despite constant double and triple teams from the Warriors. He finished with a team-high 37 points in 36 minutes, but airballed a free throw with two seconds remaining to keep the Celtics from having a chance for the tie on the rebound.