Celtics make it 14 on the trot

Kyrie Irving caps comeback from 17 points down to stun Warriors as Celtics win 14 in a row

Kyrie Irving took over down the stretch to lead the Celtics over the Warriors. AP

The defense has led Boston to a ridiculous winning streak that extended to 14 games with their 92-88 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

The All-Star duo are expected to feature for the Celtics, although Irving will be sporting a protective mask after suffering a facial fracture against the Charlotte Hornets.

With GSW taking a 10-point lead in the opening frame behind a strong start from Kevin Durant, the Dubs were poised to get out of Beantown with their 12th win of the season.

For the Celtics Jaylen Brown had 22 points and seven rebounds, and Al Horford added 18 points and 11 rebounds. He made a pair of free throws.

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"He was able to get to the foul line and overcame an otherwise tough shooting night, but that's what really, really good players do is they find a way when it's all on the line, no matter the circumstances throughout the game", Stevens told reporters after the game.

Durant then came up empty at the other end.

The Warriors came out firing to start the game, leading by as much as 17 in the second quarter before the Celtics finished the first half with a 15-3 spurt to trail only by five at the break, 47-42.

Irving got a three-point play to put Celtics on top 86-85 with 2:36 to go, but Klay Thompson sank a triple with 1:21 left in the fourth to get the Warriors back on the driver's seat, 88-86.

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