Oklahoma City 119, Boston 104

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #54 Nick Buchert, #8 Marc Davis
Attendance - 18203

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 25 24 31 24 104
Oklahoma City 35 37 22 25 119

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 15-17 11-8 4-9 L5
Oklahoma City 26-7 14-1 12-6 W4

Recap


THUNDER 119, CELTICS 104: Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and Kevin Durant added 28 as host Oklahoma City won its fourth straight game and handed Boston its fifth straight defeat.

James Harden and Daequan Cook scored 17 points apiece for the Thunder, who broke Boston’s streak of 29 straight games of holding opponents under 100 points en route to their 11th consecutive home victory.

Oklahoma City is tied with the Miami Heat for the NBA’s top record at 26-7.

Kevin Garnett had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 23 points and Ray Allen added 21 for the slumping Celtics, who have lost seven of eight to drop to two games below .500.

Garnett was back in the lineup after missing two games due to personal reasons. Boston was without point guard Rajon Rondo, who was serving the second of a two-game suspension for throwing a ball at an official.

The Celtics recovered from a 26-point, third-quarter deficit and were within 108-102 with 3 1/2 minutes to play before Harden hit two free throws and Durant hit a 15-footer as the Thunder put the game away with a game-ending 11-2 run.

Boston led 23-14 with under five minutes left in the first quarter before Oklahoma City took charge with a quarter-ending 21-2 run. The Thunder then scored the first seven points of the second quarter – completing a stretch of 21 consecutive points – to take a 42-25 advantage with 10:14 left in the first half.

Oklahoma City led 72-49 at halftime, but the Celtics trailed by just 14 points entering the final quarter after finishing the third with a 16-4 run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rondo was added to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a replacement for Atlanta’s Joe Johnson … Westbrook has topped 30 points in three straight games and is averaging 34 points during the span … Boston frontcourt players Brandon Bass (knee), Jermaine O’Neal (wrist) and Chris Wilcox (thigh) all sat out with injuries … Oklahoma City forward Nick Collison (quadriceps) sat out his second straight game.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Oklahoma City
Kevin Garnett 23 Scoring Russell Westbrook 31
Paul Pierce 8 Assists James Harden 7
Kevin Garnett 13 Rebounds Kendrick Perkins 10
Paul Pierce 12 Free Throws Made Kevin Durant 8
Ray Allen 1 Steals Kevin Durant 4
Avery Bradley 3 Blocks Serge Ibaka 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 104 48.6 7-18 29-34 24 32 7 5 18
Oklahoma City 119 50.0 9-19 26-35 22 43 3 9 14

Upcoming Games

  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Thunder have a W/L % of .769 after a win and .857 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Celtics have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .312 after a loss.
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