Found January 17, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
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. The Celtics had some strong individual performances but just could not put it together as a team. Paul Pierce led the way for the frustrated home team as he scored 24 points in the game. Celtics bench boss Doc Rivers has said that he believes this edition of the Celtics is still an elite team; and their only problem is a lack of conditioning. Monday night, the team looked in good enough shape physically; however they played like a team that still lacks chemistry and looks like they are still getting to know one another. If they truly hope to be able to seriously contend in this truncated campaign; they are ...
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