Boston 84, Oklahoma City 89

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 19, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #52 Pat Fraher, #53 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 25 24 28 12 89
Boston 23 23 23 15 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 8-4 4-3 4-1 W3
Boston 9-3 5-1 4-2 L1

Recap

Russell Westbook scored 31 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the absence of Kevin Durant by defeating the host Boston Celtics 89-84 Friday night.

Durant missed the game with a sore ankle injured in Wednesday’s game against Houston. The 2008 rookie of the year is leading the NBA with 28.0 points per game.

Westbrook picked up the scoring slack as Oklahoma City led the entire second half.

The Thunder (8-4) were up 83-74 with 7:11 to play in the fourth quarter and, despite missing 12 straight shots, they still led 85-82 with 1:16 to play.

Boston (9-3) got a pair of free throws from Delonte West to cut the deficit to 85-84 but Ray Allen missed a jumper that would have given Boston a lead with 23 seconds to play.

Westbrook then hit two free throws to give the Thunder an 87-84 lead. West missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with four seconds left and James Harden iced the contest with a pair of free throws.

Kevin Garnett led the way with 16 points for the Celtics, who had their three-game winning streak snapped,

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Boston
Russell Westbrook 31 Scoring Kevin Garnett 16
Russell Westbrook 6 Assists Rajon Rondo 7
Serge Ibaka 7 Rebounds Shaquille O'Neal 6
Russell Westbrook 11 Free Throws Made Kevin Garnett 10
Russell Westbrook 2 Steals Glen Davis 2
Nenad Krstic 1 Blocks Kevin Garnett 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 89 43.1 6-9 27-32 16 37 2 6 20
Boston 84 48.5 1-8 17-27 20 31 3 7 15

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Celtics have a W/L % of .700 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee . The Thunder have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .800 after a loss.
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