Glen Davis, who scored 9 points off the bench, can't keep the Warriors' Andris Biedrins at arm's length in the first half.
Glen Davis, who scored 9 points off the bench, can't keep the Warriors' Andris Biedrins at arm's length in the first half.
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Boston Celtics defeat Golden State Warriors, 119-111

Before the Celtics met the Warriors last night, statisticians made certain reference books were in place and the Elias Sports Bureau's telephone number was handy.

They did not have to wait long to start researching and making calls, the Warriors' up-tempo style and lack of defense contributing to a fast start.

First, the Celtics' superlatives. They set season highs for first-quarter scoring (35 points) and for a game in a 119-111 victory.

They also had several low...