The Boston Celtics started off ice cold against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night. Halfway through the first quarter, they had just five points.
But as the game went on, the C's continued to fight. They trailed almost the entire evening, but entering the fourth quarter, they had cut the Thunder lead to just four thanks to a torrid stretch from Jaylen Brown.
The Celtics started the fourth quarter the exact right way. Jayson Tatum got to the hoop for an easy dunk, and that kicked the C's offense into high gear.
The Celtics went on a 19-0 run in the fourth quarter -- started by back-to-back 3-point makes from the newest Celtic, Luke Kornet -- and outscored the Thunder 35-14 in the quarter to earn the victory. It was a great, resilient effort from the Celtics and it was a key win without Kemba Walker.
Tatum (27 points) and Brown (25) led the Celtics in scoring, but Payton Pritchard and Carsen Edwards (12 points each) provided key scoring stretches off the bench that helped Boston earn their 23rd win of the season.
FINAL SCORE: Celtics 111, Thunder 94
CELTICS' RECORD: 23-23
Celtics vs. Thunder highlights
Pritchard with the nice follow:
Aaron Nesmith finds Tacko Fall for the easy jam:
Pritchard hits an absurd step-back shot:
Marcus Smart finds Robert Williams for the dunk:
Another angle on the Time Lord's slam:
Brown takes it to the rack for the and-one:
Kornet gives the C's a lead they won't relinquish:
Tatum stays hot from deep:
Nesmith finishes off the 19-0 run:
Monday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET vs. New Orleans Pelicans