Steph Curry outduels Kyrie Irving with 49 points as Warriors hold off Celtics

Published 11:10 p.m. ET Jan. 27, 2018 | Updated 8:59 a.m. ET Jan. 28, 2018


Lebron James, Blake Griffin and other NBA stars were quick to show support for Demarcus Cousins who will now miss the remainder of the season.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The “M-V-P!” chants reigned down, and Stephen Curry played every bit like one yet again. Mouthpiece dangling and shots dropping.

He has had so many brilliant back-and-forths with Kyrie Irving in recent years, and this one will surely be added to that list among the best.

Curry scored 49 points with 13 of those over the final 1:42 and hit eight 3-pointers, lifting the Golden State Warriors past the Boston Celtics 109-105 on Saturday night in what is already being hyped as a potential NBA Finals matchup come June.

Irving scored 37 points on 13-for-18 shooting with five 3s, but Boston failed to build momentum from a win at the Clippers on Wednesday night and lost for the fifth time in six games.

“The way he started the game tonight was pretty crazy,” Curry said. “We try to bring the best out of each other. Tonight was…

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