8 a.m. ET: ‘Tis the season for giving, and the NBA schedule-makers gave the Celtics a challenging slate for the holidays.
Two days after taking on the NBA’s most well-coached unit in the Spurs, the Celtics host arguably the league’s most talented roster when the Oklahoma City Thunder pay a post-Thanksgiving visit. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will lead the Thunder (9-3), fresh off a statement victory over the rolling Clippers, into the raucous building above North Station.
Rajon Rondo’s streak of double-digit assists is still active, but nobody seemed very interested in talking about statistical streaks after the Celtics (6-6) suffered their second straight loss. Also, old friend Kendrick Perkins probably should not expect another warm welcome like he received last season in his visit. Now he is the enemy.
Join us for updates and analysis from the TD Garden during the game, which tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET.