Found January 17, 2012 on
BOSTON -- Russell Westbrook hit a 3-pointer and then shimmied his hands down his torso, bent his body at the knees and strutted down the sideline in celebration. Just 39 seconds later -- this time with less than a minute left in the game -- he did it all over again. Westbrook scored 26 points, including two of Oklahoma City's four 3-pointers in the final two minutes, to help the Thunder beat the slumping Boston Celtics 97-88 on Monday night. Kevin Durant scored 28 with seven rebounds for Oklahoma City, which won its seventh consecutive game. "They started doubling K.D....

Kendrick Perkins Believes Celtics Will 'Make Noise' in Playoffs, Feels Sorry for Whichever Team Plays Boston (Video)

Many people are concerned about the Celtics' slow start to the season. Kendrick Perkins is not one of those people. The former Celtics center, who returns to TD Garden for the first time as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, said he expects the C's to make some noise in the playoffs this year. "They're gonna be good," Perkins said. "...

Kendrick Perkins Pre Game Interview

Kendrick Perkins addressing the media before the Thunder’s 88-79 win over the Celtics.

Tender moments for tough guy Perkins tonight?

A humble Kendrick Perkins said yesterday he has no idea how he’ll be received by Celtics fans tonight in his return to TD Garden with the Thunder.

The Beast is Back, our Hopes still Not

Last time Kendrick Perkins met Kevin Garnett and the rest of the Celtics team on the court we were a serious contender. We had beaten the Lakers, the Heat and were having quite a successful season. The problem then was who would be the starting center for us. We had Shaq, Jermaine, Semih and Perkins. We had been beaten by the Lakers in the previous Finals because of the lack of...

Kendrick Perkins Speaks About His Return to Boston

OKC Thunder Reporter Darnell Mayberry spoke to Kendrick Perkins the night before he makes his return to the TD Garden floor, this time as the opposition and not as a Celtic.  Perk had some really moving things to say before he takes on his old team. “It's been a lot of different thoughts going through my head,” Perkins said. “You don't want to be too emotional...

Celtics on short end of a shootout with the Thunder

The Celtics have now lost 5 straight games as they lose to old friend Kendrick Perkins and his Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at the TD Garden by the score of 97-88. The Thunder have now won 7 straight and hold the best record in the NBA.  Perk received a standing ovation from the crowd and [...]

Thunder-Celtics Preview

Kendrick Perkins said it "felt like the worst day of my life" when he got traded away by the Boston Celtics. As it turns out, he may have gotten out just in time - and moved to one of the best possible situations. Perkins returns to Boston with the surging Oklahoma City Thunder to face his former team for the first time Monday night, and the aging Celtics are in the midst...

Ties to Boston remain strong for Kendrick Perkins

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Celtics Town Joins CLNS for Monday’s Post Game

In a nationally televised game, the Boston Celtics will attempt to snap their four game skid and notch their first win versus a winning team this season. Oh! And did I mention we will be welcoming Kendrick Perkins back to TD Garden as well? The Celtics Late Night Show crew will host CLNSRadio’s Celtics Postgame [...]

Wizards’ John Wall faces a ‘tough point guard’ in Russell Westbrook

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook gave John Wall more than he could handle in two games last season. He had a triple-double in first meeting against the Wizards and combined to score 53 points, hand out 25 assists and grab 17 rebounds in both Thunder wins. Read full article >>

Thunder Storm Past Celtics 97-88, Boston Loses Fifth Straight

Kevin Durant scored a game high 28 points Monday night and Russell Westbrook knocked down 26 more as the Oklahoma City Thunder came into the “New Garden” and handed the Boston Celtics their fifth straight loss by a score of 97-88. The Thunder came out strong from the opening tip and although Boston would make a run in the third they never could get over the hump in this contest...

Thunder-Wizards Preview

A seven-game winning streak has Oklahoma City atop the NBA. A matchup with the league-worst Washington Wizards should give the Thunder a very good chance to keep rolling. Oklahoma City looks to extend its longest winning streak in two seasons Wednesday night in the nation's capital, where it goes for its sixth consecutive victory over the Wizards. The Thunder (12-2) opened...
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