Oklahoma City survived a strong second half run from the Boston Celtics to prevail 97-88. After struggling from three-point range early in the game, the Thunder buried four clutch attempts late to hold off the Celtics.
Thabo Sefolosha and Russell Westbrook nailed two three-pointers each in the last two minutes as the Thunder finished the game with a 14-8 run.
Kevin Durant made his presence felt throughout the game finishing with a game-high 28 points to go along with seven rebounds and four assists. Russell Westbrook added 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Westbrook hit 3-4 attempts from three-point range. Thabo Sefolosha hit both of his three-point attempts and finished with 19 points in the game.
Paul Pierce had his most productive game of the season finishing with 24 points to lead the Celtics. Mickael Pietrus added 14 points off the bench while Kevin Garnett, Jermaine O'Neal and Rajon Rondo all finished with 12 points. Rondo narrowly missed out on a triple-double finishing with nine rebounds and nine assists.
Oklahoma City improves to a Western Conference best 12-2 on the season while Boston suffers its fifth consecutive loss to fall to 4-8.
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