Boston 108, Oklahoma City 100

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 23, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #42 Eric Lewis, #63 Derek Richardson, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 28 17 20 35 100
Boston 21 27 29 31 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 9-4 6-2 3-2 L1
Boston 7-6 4-3 3-3 W1

Recap

Celtics 108, Thunder 100: Paul Pierce scored 27 points and Jeff Green scored 17 off the bench against his former team as host Boston topped Oklahoma City.

Rajon Rondo handed out 16 assists to stretch his double-digit assists streak to 36, Kevin Garnett collected 18 points and nine rebounds and Jason Terry scored 16 points apiece for the Celtics, who climbed back over .500 and snapped a two-game slide.

Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook had 26 and eight assists and Serge Ibaka recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Thunder fell for just the second time in their last 10 games.

Terry buried a 3-pointer at the second-quarter buzzer to give Boston a 48-45 lead at the half and Pierce scored seven straight points out of the break to stretch the lead to 55-47. An 11-1 run closing the third quarter sent the Celtics into the final frame with a 77-65 edge.

Boston led by as many as 14 points in the fourth and held a 101-89 edge with 3:27 left before Oklahoma City made things interesting. Durant and Westbrook scored all the points on a 9-0 run to draw within 101-98 before Garnett hit a pair of free throwws and Terry drained a 3-pointer to put it away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins, who came over from the Celtics in the trade that sent Green to Boston, collected five points and nine rebounds against his original franchise. … Boston went 9-of-17 from 3-point range, led by Pierce and Terry at 4-of-6 apiece. … Green led a 35-point effort from the Celtics’ reserves.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Boston
Kevin Durant 29 Scoring Paul Pierce 27
Russell Westbrook 8 Assists Rajon Rondo 16
Serge Ibaka 13 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 9
Kevin Durant 8 Free Throws Made Kevin Garnett 8
Russell Westbrook 2 Steals Paul Pierce 3
Serge Ibaka 2 Blocks Jeff Green 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 100 46.8 6-24 20-24 22 40 7 6 17
Boston 108 48.8 9-17 21-24 28 36 1 10 16

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Celtics have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Thunder have a W/L % of .600 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.