Andre Iguodala's race-related comments cause stir in locker room

NOTES: After the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr announced Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson would all rest and won't play in Saturday's game at San Antonio.

Just when it looked like the Celtics were fading following back-to-back losses to the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers, they pull off one of their biggest wins of the season by taking down the Golden State Warriors with a 99-86 win. "That's been a conscious thing we've tried to build".

The Warriors are 2-4 since Durant went down with a knee injury on February 28, and they have looked little like the seemingly invincible group in search of a third straight trip to the NBA Finals. And this will give them three days before our home game. "I really did", Green said. Still, it can't be ignored that Friday's loss created an extremely freakish post-game environment, and Andre Iguodala's comments were, at the very least, interesting.

"I was never disappointed with the way they worked and they practiced, and I knew if we kept doing it, we would improve", said Thibodeau.

The Celtics, who are fighting to hold onto the number two seed in the East, had lost two straight heading into their showdown with Golden State, the Western Conference's top team.

The Spurs will be short-handed as well.

Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 19 points but he left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent head injury.

The Spurs entered Thursday's game with a nine-game winning streak and they were looking to push the Golden State Warriors out of the top spot in the National Basketball Association standings in the West.

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NBA MVP Stephen Curry led the scoring for the Warriors with 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists. These are the things you do to acquire a generational superstar, even when you already have one.

"Me and Steve are cool", Iguodala said. "We have a defensive mentality as a team, and I like our chances against any team". "It's just about committing to the game plan and getting it done, but we feel like we match up well with them". I don't think you lose a game to say screw the league.

Boston returned to that defensive identity on Wednesday night against the best team in the West, and earned one of their best victories of the season. "He is grabbing him with both arms and the clock went down to zero and they called it a jump ball, which was kind of a unusual sequence".

Kyrie Irving scored 22 points and Tristan Thompson added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers, who had dropped four of five.

"It's my call", Kerr told reporters in Minneapolis.

"That's what you have to do", said Ricky Rubio, who spent much of Friday's game in front of Curry.

"Our fans were leaving", Curry said after the game, via the San Francisco Chronicle.

As we always do in game previews, let's take a look at how the Wolves and Warriors match up using the Four Factors.


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