Warriors' home win streak halted by Celtics

 02 Apr 2016 - 9:00

Warriors' home win streak halted by Celtics
 Avery Bradley #0 and Amir Johnson #90 of the Boston Celtics try to steal the ball from Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on April 1, 2016 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

 

Los Angeles: The Golden State Warriors' record-setting home winning streak ended Friday as the Boston Celtics defeated the reigning NBA champions 109-106.

The Warriors had won 54 straight regular-season games on their home floor in Oakland, California, a record streak dating back 14 months -- to January 27, 2015.

They won the last 18 home games of last season and had opened this campaign with 36 straight in front of fans in Oakland.

"We wanted to stop that," admitted Boston's Isaiah Thomas. "As a team, we just settled down and got a win in a hostile environment."

The Warriors, who suffered just their eighth defeat of the season, are still chasing regular-season history in the shape of the NBA record of 72 wins in a campaign set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.

The Warriors, now 68-8, must win five of their last six games to beat the Bulls' record.

AFP