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Post by gyso on Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:25 pm

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Oklahoma City Thunder (43-29) at Boston Celtics (47-23)

Tipoff: 8:00 pm EST Tuesday March 20, 2018, Stadium: TD Garden

TV: TNT, FSOK (NBC Sports Boston Pre-game show starts at 7:00 PM)
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http://www.nbcsports.com/boston/ontv

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https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/oklahoma-city-thunder-boston-celtics-2018032002/

http://www.espn.com/nba/game?gameId=400975805

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OKC -4.0

Go Celtics!!!

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Post by gyso on Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:28 pm

Thunder come to Boston with six-game win streak

http://www.espn.com/nba/preview?gameId=400975805

BOSTON -- Fresh off ending the Toronto Raptors' 11-game winning streak on Sunday in Toronto, the Oklahoma City Thunder bring their own six-game streak into TD Garden to face the short-handed Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

Russell Westbrook, who recently became the fourth player in NBA history with 100 triple-doubles, posted his 23rd of the season Sunday, amassing 37 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists in the victory.

Westbrook has averaged 25 points, 11.2 rebounds and 10.8 assists during the winning streak, capped by the show he put on north of the border Sunday.

He also passed the 6,000-assist mark.

"I've been in that moment. You just feel everything is slowed down," said teammate Paul George, who had 22 points in the win. "He dictated the tempo. He dictated the game. And that's what it is, that's what it's like when you're a star player, a superstar player. You get in that moment."

The Celtics have won their last two games against the Thunder, including a 101-84 victory on Nov. 3 at Oklahoma City. But OKC has won its last two visits to TD Garden -- and this time faces a depleted Celtics team coming off a loss at New Orleans on Sunday night.

"I am a man on a mission," Westbrook said. "We've got to take care of business. This time of year, you've got to turn it up a notch."

Boston will not be getting healthier for this game as Kyrie Irving misses his fourth straight resting his sore left knee and Jaylen Brown is improving but still in the league's concussion protocol.

"I think he feels better and better," Celtics coach Brad Stevens, talking about Irving, said before Sunday's game. "He just doesn't quite feel 100 percent. So until that point then he'll be out.

"There was a chance that he would play (against the Pelicans). He just didn't quite feel that. And, again, we're going to make sure that he feels that way."

Stevens reported that Brown was "getting closer."

The Celtics have also lost Gordon Hayward (for almost the entire season), Marcus Smart (6-8 weeks with thumb surgery) and Daniel Theis (knee surgery, out for the year).

Irving scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half to lead the Celtics to their seventh straight of what would be a 16-game winning streak at OKC in November.

Westbrook scored 19 points and added 11 assists and six rebounds in that game but was just 7 of 20 from the floor.

Anthony Davis scored 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Pelicans beat the Celtics on Sunday night, offsetting a big night by Boston rookie Jayson Tatum.

Tatum scored 23 points, but the Celtics dropped their third in the last four games.

"For whatever reason, I thought we looked a step slow, but obviously, we are going to have moments where we struggle to score with this group right now," Stevens said. "We also rushed some shots and then they got into that rhythm and got it going. (The Pelicans) have been a good offensive team all year and they were hard to stop."


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Re: Game On! Thunder @ Celtics - March 20, 2018

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:30 pm

Good evening all.  Not looking forward to this game.  I can see this being a blowout for OKC if we are not careful.  Defense is the name of the game.  Let's keep our fingers crossed.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:02 pm

Two idiots on pregame, baron Davis and the old IT..  How are we going to be able to stand this
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Post by bobheckler on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:11 pm

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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:17 pm

I really miss Theis on the floor at times during the game.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:19 pm

Tatum needs to play bid tonight
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:20 pm

There you go Jason
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:22 pm

Funny,  Hayward not on the bench at all this season, just one game.
He must be watching tapes????
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Post by bobheckler on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:23 pm

we NEED Tatum to have a big game. He needs to use his size at 2 to score points because they will use speed against him on defense.
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Post by bobheckler on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:27 pm

Holy Shit. Westbrook was jogging up court behind Tatum and then just kicked it into a whole other gear and caught up FAST
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Re: Game On! Thunder @ Celtics - March 20, 2018

Post by Sandpd on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:33 pm

Hi all,

It'll be a tough game to win for the undermanned C's. These games will be an acid test for some, like Nader, who needs to prove that he can successfully compete at the next level. The same goes for Semi and Yabusele.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:34 pm

Go to the ball, should have helped Nader out there.
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:36 pm

Took Tatum out early?  We need his scoring, he one of our only outside shooters.  They are playing good defense on our guys
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Re: Game On! Thunder @ Celtics - March 20, 2018

Post by Sandpd on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:37 pm

So far, Nader has looked lost on the court. He's making bad decisions - dribbling into a 2 on 1 trap and throwing then the ball away.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:41 pm

Tatum is gonna have to go for 30 if we’re going to win tonite.
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Re: Game On! Thunder @ Celtics - March 20, 2018

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:43 pm

Tough first quarter.  Here's hoping they unwind a little. This is really tough
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Re: Game On! Thunder @ Celtics - March 20, 2018

Post by bobheckler on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:45 pm

AFTER 1


Thunder

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
C. Anthony PF 10 1-5 0-3 1-1 0 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 +10 3
C. Brewer SF 8 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 +1 0
P. George SF 12 3-9 1-2 1-1 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 +8 8
S. Adams C 9 3-3 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 +5 8
R. Westbrook PG 10 2-6 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 1 +7 5

BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
N. Collison PF Has not entered game
P. Patterson PF 2 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +3 2
J. Grant SF 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0
D. Johnson C Has not entered game
R. Felton PG 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0
A. Abrines SG Has not entered game
T. Ferguson SG 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +7 0
J. Huestis SG Has not entered game
TEAM 9-26 1-6 7-8 2 12 14 3 1 2 1 3 26
36.0% 16.7% 87.5%



Celtics

STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
A. Horford PF 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 +0 0
M. Morris PF 10 3-4 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 -10 7
J. Tatum SF 8 2-4 1-3 0-0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 +2 5
A. Baynes C 7 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 -3 2
T. Rozier PG 10 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 -10 0

BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
G. Yabusele PF Has not entered game
S. Ojeleye PF 6 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 -8 2
A. Nader SF 5 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 -8 0
G. Monroe C 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 -5 0
S. Larkin PG 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +2 2
K. Allen SG Has not entered game
J. Bird SG Has not entered game
TEAM 7-21 2-8 2-2 0 13 13 6 0 3 4 7 18
35.0% 28.6% 100.0%


FG Made-Attempted.................9-26.......7-21
Field Goal %...........................34.6.......33.3
3PT Made-Attempted................1-6.........2-8
Three Point % 16.7 25.0
FT Made-Attempted..................7-8.........2-2
Free Throw % 87.5 100.0
Total Rebounds........................14...........13
Offensive Rebounds..................2.............0
Defensive Rebounds 12 13
Assists....................................3..............6
Steals.....................................1..............0
Blocks.....................................2..............3
Turnovers................................1..............4
Team Turnovers 0 1
Total Turnovers 1 5
Points Off Turnovers..................2..............4
Fast Break Points......................3..............2
Points in Paint..........................12.............10
Personal Fouls..........................3...............7
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0


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Post by dboss on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:47 pm

Would like to see Bird get some run.  Nadar really has no confidence out there.
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Post by bobheckler on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:49 pm

Thank God for Monroe. Our shooting is so bad we need those extra possessions.
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Post by Sandpd on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:49 pm

Good hustle on the offensive boards by the C's, giving them a 2nd and 3rd shot - which they seem to need.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:50 pm

Good board work by Monroe
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:52 pm

This is strange, I would not expect Nader to struggle like this.  I don't think you will see Bird unless it is a blowout
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:52 pm

There you go Nader..
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:53 pm

Ha, got caught George
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