The Oklahoma City Thunder weren't messing around Wednesday night, destroying the Boston Celtics 130-109. Both teams entered the game as the No. 3 seed in their respective conferences, but after losing three straight Boston could soon find itself as low as No. 6 or No. 7 seed. That's how close the Eastern Conference is at the moment and also highlights how important Jae Crowder is as he is out for a bit with an ankle injury.
The Thunder took a quick 18-6 lead as neither team played much defense early. After the first quarter, the Thunder shot 60.9 percent and Boston shot 50 percent from the field. The score was 66-55 at the half and it was all OKC from there.
For Boston, Isaiah Thomas had 29 points, Amir Johnson had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Avery Bradley scored 14 points. Kelly Olynyk made his return after missing the past 12 games scoring eight points and grabbing four rebounds in 21 minutes.
For the Thunder, Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine assists and seven rebounds (there were chants of "come to Boston" during his free throw attempts), Russell Westbrook had 24 points, five rebounds and five assists and Enes Kanter had 17 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.
Things don't get any easier for Boston, as they next face the No. 2 seed Raptors in Toronto Friday.
Eric Blaisdell 3/16/2016 09:33:00 PM Tweet Edit