OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry missed a long 3-pointer to tie it with 5.3 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors suffered their first home defeat in more than 14 months, losing 109-106 to the Boston Celtics on Friday night to snap an NBA-record 54-game winning streak in the regular season at Oracle Arena.
That included 36 straight home wins to start this season. Golden State hadn’t lost at home since a 113-111 overtime defeat to the Bulls on Jan. 27, 2015.
Isaiah Thomas made a driving layup with 8.3 seconds left on the way to 22 points for Boston.
Shaun Livingston hit two free throws with 46.9 seconds left to get Golden State within 105-103, then Draymond Green wrestled the ball away from Amir Johnson moments later for his sixth steal and Golden State called timeout. But Green lost the ball with 23.9 seconds left.
Evan Turner made a pair of free throws with 18.1 seconds to go before Harrison Barnes’ baseline 3 on a dish from Curry.