SAN FRANCISCO – The Warriors have set up their ninth lineup of the season on Friday night. But if they are serious, as some outside speculation suggests, they must try a 10th, 11th, or 12th season.  Tankers, you see, do not deliberately or consistently send out their best occupations.
Draymond Green and Eric Paschall were the strikers for the first time this season, and even with a defeat of 105-100 against the raging Celtics who, like the team around them, ran well enough to reason to give the Warriors a few more wins if Steve Kerr makes it a habit.
. "We lost five games in a row and just wanted to see Eric and Draymond play together. We like the corporeality she brought to our defense, so we had a more physical front with both Eric and Draymond and Willie [Cauley-Stein].
"We have given up a bit of distance, but we have taken a little defensive.
In addition to the start of the Green Paschall duo with the striker Glenn Robinson III ̵
This group surprised the Celtics by securing 10 (18-8) six minutes into the game and 15 (25-10) over just over two minutes later. The foundation was laid for perhaps the best first quarter of the Warriors season, which ended with a lead of 32-23.
The numbers were consistently more than respectable: 50 percent shot from the field, 33.3 percent from deep; 16-14 rebound edge; eight templates, one turnover; Boston shoot at 30.4 percent, 25 percent from a distance.
"Our defense was better," said Green. "I think that was our best defense of the season. We released the rope a bit in the second quarter, so they got back into the game. But everything starts on the defensive and we were better tonight.
The Celtics fought back for being the best team in the Eastern Conference, with nine wins at the Chase Center. Although the Warriors fell by as much as seven points in the third quarter, they were not so late when they were surpassed by a more talented team of veteran veterans.
"I told you that the young players are playing their tipping out," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "The other thing is that you can see how Draymond leads Green, so busy with all these young people, he goes all the way and competes and leads the charges."
"There is a lot of character, competitive nature (among the warriors), which has proven itself over a long period of time and is inaugurated by all the new and younger boys. "
Green spent a lot of time leading the offensive, finishing 11 points, 11 rebounds , four assists and two steals, Paschall scored 16 points and eight rebounds, her early toughness, particularly in color, was contagious, and the centers Marquese Chriss, Omari Spellman and Cauley-Stein scored 22 points, 18 rebounds and two blocks.
Super aggressive, "said Cauley-Stein about the new cast." Draymond and Eric are two of our most aggressive players, so it worked. "
The second quarter was terrible, the Warri ors lost it by 10, mainly because they had as many turnovers (six) as assists. Russell – who left in the third quarter with a sprained right thumb – was particularly bad at the ball when he turned four times in seven minutes of the second quarter.
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Although the Warriors have lost, the team has played better than either in the past three weeks other team in the NBA. In a schooling season, there is every reason to believe that they can be significantly better than before.
During the defeat, the Warriors found a lineup that, if persisted, remains healthy and long enough intact to counter tank allegations. Line-up # 9 is their best, certainly good enough to win games they would otherwise lose.