If Warriors-Celtics was indeed an NBA Finals preview, then we're in for a treat.
The teams went back and forth, with the Celtics eventually overcoming a double-digit Dubs lead for a win. Here's what we learned:
3. The Celtics Depth is Unprecedented
Nine players scored for the Celtics, and ten saw time on the floor. Brad Stevens is clearly not afraid to go to his bench, which will be huge in any potential Finals matchup between these two clubs. We can only hope it comes to that.
2. Surprising Rebounding Edge for Boston
Aron Baynes and Al Horford are a solid pairing, but it's Boston's team rebounding that really made an impact tonight. The Celtics were supposedly undersized heading into the year, but the Warriors couldn't really take advantage of that tonight. Frankly, it's a must for Boston in any series against Golden State.
1. Kyrie and Steph Struggles
This star-studded matchup was expected to be highlighted by Curry v. Irving. Instead, both players struggled to get going, combining to shoot 7-30 from the field Yikes.
The depth players of these squads did come to play, however, making up for the surprisingly rough shooting night from these two All-Stars.