Warriors at Celtics 1/26/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions
The two preseason favorites to reach the NBA Finals will clash on Saturday night, when the Golden State Warriors visit the Boston Celtics. The defending champion Warriors have reeled off nine straight victories and sit atop the Western Conference standings. On Thursday, Golden State scored 67 points during the first half of a 126-118 road victory against Washington. The Warriors never trailed in the second half and shot 57 percent overall.
Golden State G Steph Curry poured in a game high 38 points on a 14-for-24 shooting performance. Kevin Durant chipped in 21 points and five assists for the Warriors.
The Boston Celtics got off to a slow start for head coach Brad Stevens, but enter this matchup having won five straight games. On Wednesday, Boston outscored Cleveland by 18 points during the second quarter and cruised to a 123-103 home victory. The Celtics knocked down 12-for-25 from the three-point line and shot 52 percent overall.
Boston G Terry Rozier tallied a team high 26 points to go along with eight rebounds and six assists. Gordon Hayward contributed 18 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench.
Boston G Kyrie Irving (illness) and C Al Horford both are considered good to go for this contest. The Celtics rank fourth in the league in defensive efficiency and have had an extra day of preparation for the top-rated offense of the Warriors. Take Boston to score the upset at home. Final Score Prediction, Boston Celtics win and cover ATS 116-111.