NBA wrap: Warriors edge out Celtics behind hot performance from Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant (Getty Images)

The Warriors and Celtics could very well meet in the NBA Finals this season.

Golden State came out on top in its matchup with Boston on Saturday night, claiming a 115-111 victory.

Kevin Durant led all scorers, pouring in 33 points and nine rebounds on 10-of-23 shooting.

Stephen Curry missed his first three shots from deep, but went on to nail five in a row on his way to 24 points.

Kyrie Irving continued his hot streak with 32 points and 10 assists for the Celtics, but his team couldn’t hit a big shot down the stretch to take the lead.

Golden State has now won 10 straight while Boston had its five-game winning streak snapped at home.

Studs of the Night

Jahlil Okafor posted a career high 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans in a 126-114 loss to the Spurs.

Mike Conley amassed 22 points and 11 assists for the Grizzlies to help them beat the Pacers 106-103.

Nikola Jokic dominated with 32 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists in a 126-110 win for the Nuggets over the 76ers.

Duds of the Night

Marcus Morris scored nine points on 3-of-12 shooting in a Celtics loss.

Elfrid Payton scored six points on 3-of-13 shooting for the Pelicans.

Highlights

Gary Harris pulled out this elusive move on the break to finish with a slam against the 76ers.

New Orleans wasn’t ready for this touch pass from Marco Belinelli to Pau Gasol.

What’s Next? 

Bucks (35-12) at Thunder (30-18) 6 p.m. ET — Milwaukee will take its six-game winning streak to Oklahoma City on Sunday. The Thunder are riding a four-game winning streak of their own. Both sides are gaining steam, so the game should make for a competitive contest between two top playoff contenders.