Celtics mail it in vs Durant-less Thunder, fall 101-83
The high point of the night at the TD Garden.
I'm not entirely convinced that game was worthy of a recap. Despite many home losses and blown leads this season, the one thing you can usually count on from this Celtic team is to be competitive. Tonight was the only game I've been to this season that I felt robbed. It was the first time in Thunder history (since they moved from Seattle in 2008) that Oklahoma City (34-10) played without both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, and Boston (15-30) didn't even bother to show up.
Jeremy Lamb took over for Durant, putting up 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists as OKC pulled away from the uninspired Celtics with a 27-13 third quarter. Boston seemed content to sit back and fire from long range, connecting on just 5 of 27 three point attempts (18.5%). Even though the C's had lost 12 of their previous 14 games, I never would have used the word "tanking" to describe their efforts. Tonight I am not so sure. I did however send out this tweet three weeks ago, so I guess I shouldn't complain.