The Boston Celtics are rolling right now, but that didn’t mean that Sunday’s match up at the Oklahoma City Thunder was easy. Far from it, in fact, as they only escaped with a one-point, 112-111 win in the end. The Thunder, who had not been expected to do a whole lot this season, are much better than many thought they would be at 32-21 so far, but they came up short here due to the combined excellence of Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum.
They combined for 53 points, 27 for Kemba and 26 for Tatum, as they held off the Thunder. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continued his fine season by leading the Thunder with 24 points as they fell just a bit short. The Celtics still remain behind the Raptors in the division, but you can’t write them off as a contender just yet. Assuming they can stop Giannis, that is.