First of all, my bad that this recap is more than two days late. I could've written it before the Super Bowl, but I got a bit lazy, which continued into yesterday (Monday), when I didn't write any articles. So now I'm scrambling a bit to keep up. Super Bowl, now this; gonna try to not let that happen too much.
Gotta talk about that big Celtics match from Sunday though. Big game, nationally televised, at TD Garden against the Oklahoma City Thunder, one of the top teams in the West. Fans got their money's worth and then some, as Boston walked away with a 134-129 win.
Boston improved to 34-19, while Oklahoma City fell to 33-19.
Kyrie Irving carried the Celtics with team-highs of 37 minutes, 30 points, and 11 assists. Irving has now scored at least 22 points in his last nine games played, averaging 28.3 per-game in that stretch (since January 10), as well as 9.1 assists-per-game.
Aside from Irving, seven other Celtics scored in double figures.
Russell Westbrook recorded his sixth consecutive triple-double for Oklahoma City, recording 22 points, 16 assists, and 12 rebounds in the loss; Westbrook now has 19 triple-doubles in 44 games played this season.
Paul George played a game-high 39 minutes, scoring a game-high 37 points for the Thunder.
The next game for the Celtics is tonight at 7 ET against the 11-42 Cavaliers in Cleveland.
Time to keep it going...