Thursday Night in Oklahoma it was a tale of two halves for the Boston Celtics after a brutal first shooting, they couldn’t miss in the second half. It was a late three by Marcus Morris that put the Celtics ahead to stay. It’s their third straight victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder and in all of them they Thunder blew a 10+ point lead in the 4th quarter.
The night started out rough for the Celtics as they could only salvage 2 points in the first 6 minutes of the game they closed the quarter better but not great. The 2nd quarter was not much better as the Celtics went into the locker room at halftime they had only scored 34 points and were trailing by 16. I don’t know what happened in the locker room, but magic happened in that 3rd quarter. The Celtics dropped 40 points and the 16 point defect turned into a 1 point lead. Kyrie Irving after quite possibly the worst half of basketball I’ve ever seen the future Hall of Famer play in the first half, could not be stopped neither could young star Jayson Tatum. The highlight of the quarter being when big man Al Horford drained three, 3 pointers in a 41-second span. Come the 4th quarter, the Thunder salvaged one point in the final four and a half minutes of the game, the dagger being the three by Morris with just under a minute to go capping off the 16-1 run the Celtics went on the finish the game.
For the Thunder, Paul George has to be wondering if he’s made a terrible mistake committing to the team for the next four years he had 22 points on the night. However, Russell Westbrook only had 13 as he went 5-20 from the floor.
Three Studs: Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Marcus Morris
Three Duds: Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward