Serge Ibaka put up 17 points and added 11 rebounds, his 14th double-double of the season, to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a blowout victory over the Boston Celtics, 119-96. The Thunder shot really well in this one, going 43-83 (51.8%) from the field, including 9-19 (47.4%) from three-point range. This is the seventh win for Oklahoma City (27-7) in its last 10 games.
Ibaka finished 8-13 from the field, in what was an efficient performance. Other top performers for Oklahoma City were Kevin Durant with 21 points and 8 assists, Jeremy Lamb with 13 points and 6 assists, and Kendrick Perkins with 12 points and 6 rebounds. On 7-16 shooting, including 2-4 from behind the arc, Avery Bradley scored 19 points for Boston in the loss.
Along with their eFG% of 57.2%, the Thunder connected at a rate of 47.4% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 7-2 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Celtics are 1-2 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Boston (13-21) has now dropped their last four straight.
Coming up next, the Thunder play the Utah Jazz, who are 11-25 on the year. The Celtics meet the Denver Nuggets, currently 15-17 this season. The Thunder won their last two meetings with Utah. The Celtics are 1-0 versus Denver this season.