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Sport Celtics edge Thunder 112-111 for 7th straight win

02:10  10 february  2020
02:10  10 february  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Celtics edge Thunder 112 - 111 for 7 th straight win . Kemba Walker scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum had 26 and the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112 - 111 on Sunday for their seventh straight victory.

Celtics edge Thunder 112 - 111 for 7 th straight win . Kemba Walker scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum had 26 and the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112 - 111 on Sunday for their seventh straight victory.

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Celtics edge Thunder 112 - 111 for 7 th straight win . Kemba Walker scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum had 26 and the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112 - 111 on Sunday for their seventh straight victory.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum had 26 and the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-111 on Sunday for their seventh straight victory.

Jaylen Brown finished with 17 points for the Celtics, who made 16 3-pointers. One of them, by Marcus Smart with 8:19 remaining, gave Boston the lead for good.

Smart also stole the ball from Oklahoma City's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 5.8 seconds left to seal the victory.

Danilo Gallinari and Gilgeous-Alexander each had 24 points for the Thunder, while point guards Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder finished with 22 apiece. Oklahoma City had its four-game winning streak snapped.

Boston led 109-101 after Walker made his second straight 3-pointer, but Oklahoma City battled back and had a chance to tie after Schroder blocked Gordon Hayward's layup. But Smart stripped Gilgeous-Alexander before he had a chance to take what would have been a game-tying 3-pointer.

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The Celtics are 14-10 in road games. Boston is 11-5 when turning the ball over more than opponents and averages 13.8 turnovers per game. TOP PERFORMERS: Danilo Gallinari leads the Thunder averaging 3.0 made 3-pointers and scoring 19.1 points per game while shooting 40.5 percent from

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Celtics: Brown and Daniel Theis both were questionable before tipoff with right ankle sprains, but both started and played at least 30 minutes. . Tatum scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting in the third quarter. . Smart picked up a technical foul because he stayed on the court after the halftime buzzer arguing with officials.

Thunder: Gilgeous-Alexander didn't record a block for the first time in 10 games. . Terrance Ferguson played 26:18 in his third game back from an eight-game absence for personal reasons. He didn't score. . Darius Bazley didn't play after halftime because a right knee sprain. He injured his knee on a layup late in the second quarter.

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