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“It felt like a playoff game”: Steph Curry, Jayson Tatum trade baskets as Warriors fall to Celtics

That was the case in Saturday night’s marquee matchup between the Warriors and Boston Celtics, as All-Stars Stephen Curry and Jayson Tatum traded baskets in a game that came down to the final seconds.

Although the loss snapped Golden State’s season-best four-game win streak, head coach Steve Kerr said the “playoff atmosphere” made the team better.

Still, this loss hurts considering the Warriors (28-29) led by as many as 16 points in the first half before giving up a 28-5 run to the Celtics (31-26) between the 1:05 mark of the second quarter to midway through the third.

Before Boston’s decisive run, Curry drew a foul, flicked a shot up with his left hand while his body was turned to the Celtics’ bench and converted on the four-point play.

Curry’s 3-pointer put Golden State up by six with 4:10 to go, but Tatum’s layup with 48.8 seconds remaining punctuated an 11-2 run that gave the Celtics a 113-111 lead.

He laid on the ground for a few minutes before walking to the locker room under his own power, where he received stitches for a laceration on the top of his head.

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