Instant Replay: Warriors dismantle Celtics, win 108-88

Highlights: Warriors finish road trip with win in Boston

Instant Replay: Warriors dismantle Celtics, win 108-88
March 5, 2014, 6:15 pm
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Stephen Curry finished with 14 points and four assists in the Warriors' 20-point win over the Celtics on Wednesday. (USATSI)


The Road Warriors lived up their name Wednesday, dismissing the challenge of playing on consecutive nights, 950 miles apart, to finish their six-game road trip with a 108-88 waxing of the Celtics at TD Garden.

Any satisfaction, however, was muted by anxiety related to Stephen Curry, who left the game in the third quarter with soreness in his right leg. He did not return and will be examined upon the team's return on Thursday.

David Lee and Klay Thompson each scored 18 points lead the offense, followed by 14 points from Curry and 11 more from Andre Iguodala. Jordan Crawford came off the bench for 15 more.

Such was the rout that no Warriors starter played more than Thompson's 28 minutes, a luxury that was welcome insofar as the regulars played heavy minutes in a 98-96 win at Indiana on Tuesday night.

In going 14 games over .500 for the first time this season, the Warriors (38-24) forced 22 Boston turnovers and limited the Celtics to 39.5 percent shooting. The Warriors outscored Boston (20-41) 58-32 in the paint.

Five Warriors had at least four assists, led by Steve Blake, who came off the bench for six.

The victory gave the Warriors a 4-2 trip and put their season road record at 20-14. After losing 9 of their first 15 road games, the Warriors have gone 14-5, becoming the first team in franchise history to win 14 of 19 games away from home.

Lee had a solid all-around game. In addition to his 18 points, he grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Crawford led the bench brigade, scoring 15 points in 19 minutes against his former team, which traded him to the Warriors in January.

The opening tip. With the Celtics missing six for their first seven shots while committing four turnovers, the Warriors built a double-digit lead (12-2) a little more than five minutes into the game.

The Warriors crushed any hopes of a comeback with a 12-4 run at the end of the half for a 61-40 lead.

C Festus Ezeli (right knee surgery) is out.

The Warriors won the first meeting, 101-100, on Jan. 3 in Atlanta on an Andre Iguodala buzzer-beater, and have won four in a row over the Hawks. The Warriors are seeking to sweep the Hawks for the third time in four years.