The Golden State Warriors (25-14) captured a thrilling 99-97 victory over the Boston Celtics (13-24) thanks to a game-winning jumper from Stephen Curry with 2.1 seconds remaining.
After a sluggish first half, the Warriors came out energized in the third quarter and outscored the Celtics by seven, but had to stave off a 30-point effort from Boston in the game's final period.
Andre Iguodala led the Warriors with 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting, seven assists and three steals in the win and was one of five Golden State players to finish in double figures.
Curry looked gassed throughout, but came through in the clutch and totaled 19 points (7-of-18 shooting, 3-of-8 from three), seven rebounds and four assists.
Klay Thompson and David Lee added 17 and 16 points, respectively, on a night when the Warriors struggled to find a collective stroke and shot 41 percent from the field and 31 percent from three.
The loss was the seventh straight for the Celtics, but they put forth a valiant effort behind a game-high 24 points (11-of-17 shooting) from Jeff Green and 21 points and 11 boards from Jared Sullinger off the bench.
Kris Humphries posted a double-double as well with 16 points (10 in the fourth quarter) and a game-high 14 rebounds.
The Warriors will now have four days off before taking the floor against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday while the Celtics will cap off the second night of a back-to-back on Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
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