BOSTON — It went from 0-to-100 real quick for the Boston Celtics, and it wasn’t in a good way.
They experienced a colossal third-quarter meltdown that allowed Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors to depart TD Garden on Friday night with a 104-88 blowout victory.
“They can make it a landslide,” Celtics coach Brad Steven said.
Klay Thompson led all scorers with 28 points.
Boston (6-6) was one of nine teams last season to issue a loss to Golden State (10-2) so this affair was expected to be a close one. It was, but only for the first 24 minutes.