Final, Celtics 92-83 Celtics polish off a tough win against an OKC team that made a few runs in the second half. Kevin Durant was held to three points in the fourth quarter and Russell Westbrook had a meaningless jumper. Ray Allen led Boston with 19 and Paul Pierce added 17. Rajon Rondo finishes with 10 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds.
Fourth quarter, 2:55, Celtics 90-77 Thunder keep fighting with 6-0 run but KG puts the Celtics back up 13 with just his eight point of the game. Kevin Durant has 33 points but two in the fourth quarter while Russell Westbrook hasn’t scored in the fourth after 13 in the third.
Fourth quarter, 4:39, Celtics 88-75 After the Thunder cut the Celtics’ lead to 6, Boston goes on a 15-4 run, highlighted by Ray Allen’s third 3-pointer of the game. Rajon Rondo has 8 points, 10 assists and 4 rebounds, Kevin Durant has 33 points but just two in the fourth quarter.
Fourth quarter, 10:11, Celtics 77-67 James Harden drained a 3-pointer to bring OKC to within six points, but Glen Davis has responded with consecutive jumpers for a double-digit lead. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have accounted for 45 of OKC’s points.
End of third quarter, Celtics 73-64 Thunder end the quarter on a 13-2 run and the Celtics go the final 4:29 of the quarter without a point and they scored 15 points in the third on 6-for-18 shooting. Kevin Durant already has 31 points and Russell Westbrook scored 13 of his 14 in the quarter.
Third quarter, 1:10, Celtics 73-62 Russell Westbrook has 13 points in the quarter and the Thunder is making this game uncomfortable for the Celtics. The Celtics have gone almost 3 minutes without a point and the crowd, once dormant, is raucous.
Third quarter, 5:52, Celtics 71-51 The Celtics are on a 7-0 spurt after Russell Westbrook scored 9 straight to bring OKC to within 64-51. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce have combined for 33 points on 13-for-23 shooting. Kevin Durant has 22 but just three rebounds and no assists. Westbrook has 10 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds.
Third quarter, 8:28, Celtics 64-44 Celtics just trying to hold on and withstand any Thunder runs in the second half but so far OKC has not made any charges. Paul Pierce leads the Celtics with 15 points and Ray Allen has 11.
Halftime, Celtics 58-37 Celtics putting a whooping on the Thunder with a 24-6 run to end the half. Nate Robinson banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer and then leaped toward the locker room. Celtics shooting 56 percent, Thunder at 36.8. Kevin Durant has 17 on 5-for-10 shooting, rest of Thunder 20 points on 9-for-28, that’s the key to the game.
Second quarter, 2:51, Celtics 45-34 Boston is shooting 54.3 percent from the field and Ray Allen has converted on his last five shots. Rajon Rondo already has eight assists and is besting Russell Westbrook, who remains scoreless.
Second quarter, 5:32, Celtics 40-31 This game has turned physical quickly with a series of non-calls in the last few minutes. The Celtics are on a 6-0 run, four of those points by Paul Pierce. Russell Westbrook has gone scoreless in 15 minutes.
Second quarter, 8:43, Celtics 34-29 Of Boston’s 34 points, 16 have come from the bench, including a combined 9 from Semih Erden and Nate Robinson, a great sign for the Celtics. The starters are getting some valuable rest because this hame is likely going down to the wire. Kevin Durant has 12 points in 14 minutes.
End of first quarter, Celtics 28-21 Doc Rivers went to his bench and received major production from Marquis Daniels, who scored seven straight points while Nate Robinson and Semih Erden scored five in a row for a 12-2 run to end the quarter. The Thunder are shooting 45 percent and Kevin Durant already has 10 points.
First quarter, 2:45, Thunder 19-16 The Celtics are being hurt by Nenad Krstic, who already has seven and Kevin Durant who scored an easy six, including an alley-oop on Paul Pierce. The Celtics are playing messy so far and have missed several easy shots.
First quarter, 6:40, Tied at 10 The Celtics are getting the shots they want but they haven’t gone down in the early going and the teams are going back and fourth. Kevin Garnett already has six points against Serge Ibaka, but Ibaka has 4.