NBA Game Notes (Jan. 19, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on January 19, 2023.
Celtics Outlast Warriors
On a night where both teams had trouble finding their shot, the Boston Celtics outlasted the Golden State Warriors 121-118 in overtime. It was the Celtics eighth straight win and 12th in their last 14 games, raising their record to an NBA-best 34-12. Meanwhile, the Warriors have lost five of their last seven games, dropping below .500 for the season (22-23).
The Celtics’ Jayson Tatum compiled 34 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, and three steals. The last Celtic to record at least 30 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists in a game was Paul Pierce on Dec. 16, 2002.
Tatum struggled from the field, hitting just nine of his 27 shots (33.3%), but made all 12 of his free throws. As a team, the Celtics shot 43-108 from the field (39.8%), just the fourth time this season they’ve recorded a field goal percentage less than 40%. It’s the first time they’ve won such a game.
Celtics forward Al Horford turned back the clock, tallying 20 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks. Horford was one of the few players to shoot well from the field in this game, making eight of his 13 attempts (61.5%).
Horford was not charged with a turnover. He’s the second-oldest player to record a 20-point, 10-rebound, 3-block game without committing a turnover since the NBA began tracking individual turnovers in 1977-78 (age in years-days):
37-173 — Robert Parish (Feb. 19, 1991)
36-230 — Al Horford (Jan. 19, 2023)
36-209 — Kevin Willis (April 3, 1999)
The Warriors’ Stephen Curry scored a team-high 29 points, but was also off target much of the night. He shot just 9-25 from the field (36.0%), including 6-18 from 3-point range (33.3%).
Golden State’s Jordan Poole scored 24 points, but made just 10 of his 25 attempts from the field (40.0%). Curry and Poole are just the fourth starting backcourt since the ABA-NBA merger to each attempt at least 25 shots from the field with a field goal percentage of 40% or worse:
James Harden & Russell Westbrook (Dec. 3, 2019)
Bradley Beal & Russell Westbrook (Jan. 3, 2021)
John Wall & Victor Oladipo (March 3, 2021)
Stephen Curry & Jordan Poole (Jan. 19, 2023)
The Warriors’ Draymond Green narrowly missed a triple-double, recording 11 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists.
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