OAKLAND -- On a night when Kevin Durant was in the building, his teammates surely could have used him -- on offense and defense.
Durant’s absence Wednesday night left a void that could not be filled by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and the Warriors ended up with a 99-86 loss to the Boston Celtics at Oracle Arena.
Thompson (25 points) and Curry (23) combined for 48 points, while the rest of the Warriors could muster only 38. Draymond Green was the only other player to reach double figures, with 13 points.
The bench scoring that was so essential Monday night in Atlanta never quite materialized, as reserves totaled 17 points, led by nine from Andre Iguodala.
The Warriors (52-12) shot only 44.0 percent for the game -- 20 percent (6-of-30 from 3-point distance) -- and for the first time this season lost a game in which they outrebounded their opponent.
Point guard Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points to lead Boston (41-24).
Thompson played a solid overall game, contributing at both ends.
Thompson’s line: 25 points (11-of-23 from the field, 2-of-8 from beyond the arc, 1-of-2 from the line), six rebounds, three blocks and one assist. He played 34 minutes and finished plus-2.
The teams spent most of the evening either tied or exchanging leads -- until the 8:10 mark of the fourth quarter, when the Celtics reeled off a 17-3 run to take a 93-79 lead on a Thomas 3-pointer with 4:00 remaining.
The Warriors got no closer than nine over the final four minutes.
Warriors: F Kevin Durant (L knee sprain, bone bruise) was listed as out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League.
Celtics: C/F Al Horford (Right elbow sprain) and F/C Jonas Jerebko (Upper respiratory infection) were listed as questionable and upgraded to available. James Young (tailbone) was downgraded to out.
The Warriors leave Thursday morning for Minnesota, where on Friday night they face the Timberwolves at Target Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:05 Pacific.