The Boston Celtics definitely needed a statement win to put to rest the "controversy" surrounding Isaiah Thomas calling out coach Brad Stevens following a loss to the Clippers. What better way to do it then beating the Warriors in Golden State, as the Celtics held the defending Western Conference champs to a season-low in scoring in a 99-86 victory on Wednesday. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, but just seven in the final 12 minutes, although his team held the Warriors to a combined 12 points in the same time span. Kelly Olynyk added 17 points, five rebounds, and five assists, helping Boston spoil the Warriors' return home from a lengthy road trip. Steph Curry scored 23 points with five rebounds and six assists, and Klay Thompson chipped in 25 points, as Golden State saw their 10-game home win streak come to an end. The Warriors led by two after three quarters following Curry's buzzer-beating three, but the team shot a combined 6-of-30 from downtown. Golden State goes right back on the road for a game against the Timberwolves on Friday night. The Celtics sit just two games behind the Cleveland Cavaliers in the East, and will visit the Denver Nuggets on Friday.
Spurs Stun Kings With Improbable Comeback
There is not much that the San Antonio Spurs haven't done under head coach Gregg Popovich, although Wednesday night was a first. The Spurs recorded their largest comeback win under the legendary coach, coming back from a 28-point deficit to stun the Sacramento Kings, 114-104. The Kings led by 22 after just one quarter, holding the Spurs to 15 points in the opening 12 minutes. They built the lead to 28 in the second quarter, but was outscored by 25 in the second half of the shocking loss. Manu Ginobili had 19 points, while David Lee added 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the comeback, as the Spurs improved to 23-6 at home. They also recorded their 50th win for an NBA-record 18th straight season, as it was their ninth victory overall. What made this comeback even more impressive was the fact that the team was resting both Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge in a winnable home game against the struggling Kings. San Antonio now sits a game and a half behind the Warriors for the top spot in the West. Those two teams do battle on ABC Saturday night.
Cowboys to Release Tony Romo on Thursday
In the most expected move of NFL free agency this off-season, the Dallas Cowboys are reportedly expected to release quarterback Tony Romo on Thursday. That is the day that free agency officially begins, despite the fact that multiple deals have already been agreed upon. Romo was replaced by the up and coming fourth-round draft pick, Dak Prescott, while sitting out injured this past season. Prescott led the team to the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs at a record of 13-3. Romo was announced as the team's backup when he returned, and was speculated to be on his way out of Dallas since the decision was made. The oft-injured quarterback will leave as the franchise's all-time leading passer, as Jerry Jones has already informed the quarterback that the move will take place. Moving on, first for Dallas, it is expected that Josh McCown will serve as Prescott's backup. Meanwhile, Romo will look to start elsewhere in the NFL, with the likes of the Houston Texans and Denver Broncos listed as favorites to land the veteran.