D’Lo sprains thumb, Warriors fall just short to Celtics 105-100

The short-handed Warriors almost took down the best team in the East

Matthew Ashlock
November 15, 2019 - 10:34 pm

The last place Warriors were this close to taking down the first place Celtics.

But instead, they lost 105-100. And just when you think it can't get any worse...

You can add D’Angelo Russell (again) the laundry list of injured Warrior players. He went back to the locker room with a sprained right thumb in the third quarter and did not return. X-rays were negative and he will have an MRI tomorrow.

The effort that the Warriors have shown is nothing short of admirable. Even though Warriors lost D’Lo for the second half, shot 18% from 3, had 19 turnovers, they somehow found themselves in a tie game late into the fourth quarter. Lack of execution and clutch shots by Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker put the game way in the final seconds.

Alec Burks continued his impressive play off the bench. He scored a team-high 20 points and maintained his role as a reliable scorer for Warriors.

Eric Paschall scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Two of those 18 points came on this smooth move in the paint:

Paschall was seen on the bench receiving attention for a potential hand injury. He continued to play in the game, but it's something to keep an eye on in the near future.

Ky Bowman had a couple impressive highlights tonight, including a thunderous fastbreak dunk and an unreal alley-oop to Willie Cauley-Stein:

This game was like many other Warrior games this season: A hard-fought, scrappy game that came down to the final minutes, but ultimately resulted in a Warrior loss. At 2-11, they officially have the worst record in the NBA.

They will play next Sunday at 4pm against the New Orleans Pelicans. Catch all the action right here on 95.7 The Game.

 

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