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Andre Iguodala scores 22, Warriors sneak by Celtics

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The Golden State Warriors edged the Boston Celtics, 99-97. This is the ninth win for Golden State (25-14) in its last 10 games.

Andre Iguodala scored 22 points on 9-14 shooting, including 2-5 on 3-point attempts, in what was an efficient performance. He also tallied 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Golden State also got solid performances from Stephen Curry with 19 points and 7 rebounds, and David Lee with 16 points and 7 rebounds. On 11-17 shooting, Jeff Green scored 24 points for Boston in the loss. He also registered 11 rebounds. Jared Sullinger added 21 points and 11 rebounds, Kris Humphries finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds, and Jordan Crawford put up 10 points and 7 assists.

Flying in the face of the metrics, Golden State, ranked 30th in the NBA at avoiding mistakes (TO% of 16.8%), handled the ball well in this game. On the season, the defense of Boston forces the fifth-most turnovers in the league (25.1%).

Boston (13-24) has now lost seven straight contests.

Coming up, the Warriors square off with the Denver Nuggets, who are 18-17 on the season. The Celtics meet the Portland Trail Blazers, currently sitting at 27-9 this year. The Warriors have a 1-0 record against Denver this season. The Celtics are 0-1 versus Portland this season.

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