Hayward lights up Oracle for 30 in Celtics’ 128-95 rout of Warriors


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The Warriors slumping continued on Tuesday night, as Golden State lost by 33 to the Boston Celtics.

Coming off the bench, Gordon Hayward led all scorers with 30 points on 12-16 shooting, hitting 4-6 from 3-point land. Hayward also chipped in with seven rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes, The performance was just the third time Hayward had hit the 30 point mark, and the first time since January 2nd of this year. Kyrie Irving was solid on the night, scoring 19 points and notching 11 assists.

This big road win for Boston makes a lot of the negative noise surrounding the team go away for a little bit. After ending February on a four game losing streak, the Celtics have won two of their last three, and will gain loads of confidence after beating the Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Celtics will stay in California for a couple more days as they take on the Kings, LA Lakers, and Clippers next, before returning home next Thursday.

For the Warriors, the 33 point loss was the worst home defeat since November of 2009. Golden State struggled all night, failing to establish their 3-point range. Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins each shot 0-5 as Golden State shot 22% from 3 as a team. Steph Curry was held five points under his season average, as he scored just 23 points on the night. The Warriors will take on the second place Denver Nuggets next as they look to get back into form as the postseason creeps up. Golden State has uncharacteristicly lost four of their last six games, so expect an urgency from Golden State in their next outting. 

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