The Golden State Warriors headed into Friday’s game at Boston with a perfect 23-0 record, but the Celtics seemed like a challenging obstacle in their quest to stay unbeaten, with the likes of Jeff Van Gundy predicting the streak would end there. That obstacle got even higher with the news that star shooting guard Klay Thompson wouldn’t be available thanks to a sprained ankle he suffered Tuesday against Indiana.In the end, though, the Celtics gave the Warriors everything they could (in a game many Warriors fans in the Bay Area couldn’t watch initially thanks to DirecTV technical issues), but Golden State still pulled off a 124-119 double-overtime win to improve to 24-0.

Once the game tipped off, it was close as expected, and the Celtics managed to hang with the Warriors reasonably well, trailing by four at the half. Despite that, Boston analyst Tommy Heinsohn wasn’t thrilled with the refs (pretty standard for him):

The Warriors led 82-75 heading into the fourth quarter, but Boston managed to take the lead late in the frame with an impressive run. Then Steph Curry did Steph Curry things, though, hitting this amazing three-pointer from deep in the final minute to put Golden State back up 103-101:

With less than two seconds left, Boston might have been able to ice it, but Isaiah Thomas’ shot was blocked by Shaun Livingston:

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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.

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