10 in a row: Celtics escape Golden State with 105-100 victory

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

SAN FRANCISCO - It wasn't pretty, but the Celtics got the job done.

The Green edged the Golden State Warriors 105-100 Friday night in San Francisco, improving to 10-1 on the season. The Celtics have the best record in the NBA and have not lost since opening night in Philadelphia.

The 2-11 Warriors have the worst record in the league.

The Celtics used a 10-0 run late in the fourth to pull ahead of Golden State. Jayson Tatum put the Green up 98-97 by stealing the ball off a jump ball and dunking it. He followed that up with a fall-away jumper to extend Boston's lead.

Kemba Walker hit the dagger shot with 30 seconds to play. He finished the night with 20 points after starting the game 1-for-11 from the field.

Tatum had a team-high 24 points. Jaylen Brown had 22, 13 of those coming in the third quarter. Marcus Smart added 15 points.

The Celtics now travel to Sacramento and will play the Kings on Sunday.