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Recap: Big Baby, Semih hold off Thunder


It's not Celtics basketball unless a 20 point 3rd quarter lead dwindles to single digits. But tonight the bench weathered the storm and the Cs beat OKC 92-83.

The Celtics raced out to 58-37 lead at halftime thanks to some aggressive offense. They had 30 points in the paint, 15 assists and just 6 TOs.

Different story in the 2nd half. The offense got really timid and jump shot happy. The result? The Celtics scored 1 FG over the final 6 minutes of the 3rd quarter. Kevin Durant got red hot (14 of his 34 points). The 22 point lead was down to 6 (73-67) early in the 4th.

With the Celtics on life-support, Glen Davis (8 points, 5 rebounds) and Semih Erden (9 points, 4 rebounds) keyed a 15-4 run. Big Baby nailed 3 jumpers and Erden swished 4 free throws to cool off the Thunder and seal the win.

The Celtics bench outscored OKC's second unit 33-12.

Ray Allen had 19 points, 5 rebounds in 40 minutes. Rajon Rondo tallied a double-double (10 pts, 10 assists) in 36 minutes. With Dallas looming Monday night, Doc was able to preserve KG and Paul – 32 minutes each.

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  • chris

    rondo had 10 pts 10 assists not 10 rebs

  • Lee in Oregon

    Another win against a good team, Quisy is having a great start. I was worried this OKC team would try and run us out of the gym, but Rondo was in control, he totally outplayed Westbrook, especially i the 1st half. Baby keeps coming up with new shots, I really love the 2nd unit.
    Durant is incredible offensivly, the guy can shoot from anywhere. Can you imagine hoe good he’d look in green after they shut down the small markets?

  • greenbeand

    i miss sheeds T’s

  • Nora

    There would be 2 or 3 teams left if only big nmarket teams played so not likely gonna happen lol


    Great win against a team that will be great, currently out of sorts defensively so a good time to play and beat them….

  • jj

    what a tough month, whole lotta legit playoff contenders

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  • thetitleisours

    How can one not like Semih? 🙂