Oklahoma City 97, Boston 88

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 16, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #52 Pat Fraher, #10 Ron Garretson, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 25 21 26 25 97
Boston 17 22 23 26 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 12-2 6-1 6-1 W7
Boston 4-8 3-4 1-4 L5

Recap

Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Russell Westbrook added 26 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 97-88 victory over the host Boston Celtics on Monday.

Thabo Sefolosha scored 12 of his 19 points in the final quarter as Oklahoma City won its seventh straight contest and improved its NBA-best record to 12-2.

Paul Pierce matched his season-high with 24 points for Boston, which lost its fifth consecutive game and dropped to 4-8.

Oklahoma City led 74-64 after a layup by Sefolosha with 9:49 to play before Boston whittled away and pulled within 78-76 on Pierce’s 3-pointer with 5:22 remaining.

Durant, Sefolosha and Westbrook each hit 3-pointers over the next four minutes as the Thunder took an 89-82 lead with 1:31 left.

Westbrook and Sefolosha added 3-pointers in the final minute as the Thunder increased their lead to 95-85 with 24 seconds left.

Mickael Pietrus scored 14 points for Boston, which lost its fourth straight home game. Kevin Garnett, Jermaine O’Neal and Rajon Rondo had 12 points apiece.

Durant had 10 first-quarter points as Oklahoma City built a 25-17 lead. The Thunder led 46-39 at halftime.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Boston
Kevin Durant 28 Scoring Paul Pierce 24
Kevin Durant 4 Assists Rajon Rondo 9
Kevin Durant 7 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 12
Kevin Durant 8 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 6
Thabo Sefolosha 4 Steals Jermaine O'Neal 2
Serge Ibaka 4 Blocks Kevin Garnett 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 97 45.0 7-19 18-19 13 40 6 12 13
Boston 88 39.1 6-14 14-16 18 48 4 6 19

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Celtics have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .143 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Washington . The Thunder have a W/L % of .917 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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