East vs. West: Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors

East vs. West: Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors

On Saturday – the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors will get together in a National Basketball Association affair that features the top team in the Eastern Conference against the top team in the Western Conference. Boston is 35-14 on the season, and have won 17 out of 23 on the road. The Celtics are coming off a win over the Clippers. This is the third straight road game for the Celtics.

The Golden State Warriors have the best record in all of the league, and seeking their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. The Warriors have gone 39-10 so far, with an 18-6 record at home. The Warriors have won back to back games, and 8 out of their last 10 overall. The Golden State Warriors are -6 over the Boston Celtics on Saturday in the National Basketball Association.

The Warriors are the top scoring team in all of the league with 116 points per game. The Warriors are coming off a win on Thursday night over the Minnesota Timberwolves.  In that game, the Warriors scored 126 points. Golden State leads the Pacific Division by 15 games over the Clippers, and 20 games ahead of third place Los Angeles Lakers.

The scoring for Golden State is outstanding, and starts with two of the top scorers in the league. The Warriors are getting 27.5 per game from Steph Curry and 26 from Kevin Durant. The Warriors also have Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, who are combining for 38 more points. Golden State is the top passing team in the league with nearly 31 assists per game.

Boston Looking to Get Rolling

The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Clippers in their last game, but overall, they have dropped four out of five games. The lead for Boston in the Atlantic Division is down to just 1.5 games. In the four losses, to the Pelicans, 76ers, Magic and Lakers, Boston allowed opponents to score 104 points per game. On the season, Boston is 2nd in the league, allowing 98.3 per game.

The Celtics offense is scoring just shy of 103 per game. The top scorer for Boston this season is point guard Kyrie Irving. The former Cavaliers star is scoring 24.5 points per game, and dishing out 5 assists per game. Al Horford is the big man for Boston with 13.3 points and 8 rebounds per game. The Celtics were the top seed in the Eastern Conference last season, before losing to the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Boston Celtics are a competitive basketball team. Much of that has to do with their head coach Brad Stevens. But, the Celtics talent is not as skilled as the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are a team that is relentless when they are scoring points. The Warriors are going to win this game, as they want to show they are still well at the top of the NBA. Bet the Golden State Warriors -6 over the Boston Celtics on Saturday in the National Basketball Association.

 

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