OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Josh Guiddy scored a season-high 25 points as the shorthanded Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the NBA-leading Boston Celtics 150-117 on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who leads the league with 30.8 points per game, was out sick. Even without him, the Thunder set a points record since the team moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City prior to his 2008-2009 season. The previous mark was his 149 points in 2013.
Lu Dort scored 23 points, with Jalen Williams, Tre Mann and Isaiah Joe each adding 21 points. They shot 59.2% of him from the field.
The Thunder have never won by more than 16 this season, and the Celtics have not lost by more than 16.
Jaylen Brown scored 29 points in Boston and Jayson Tatum added 27 points.
The Thunder led 74-54 at halftime, with Joe scoring 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Oklahoma City had him shooting 57% in the first half. The Celtics trailed wide despite Brown scoring his 18 points in the first half.
Oklahoma City took a 10-0 run to take a 90-63 lead just over three minutes into the second half, and the game was never settled after that. Oklahoma City’s biggest lead was his 37 points.
Celtics: G Marcus Smart and coach Joe Mazura sat together as they attended the Oklahoma State-West Virginia game in Stillwater on Tuesday. Smart played college ball for Oklahoma, and Mazura played for West He played for Virginia. Oklahoma State won him 67-60. … Smart was called for a technical in the second quarter and sent off in the third.
Thunder: Even the Oklahoma City fans were hitting shots from deep. His 20-year-old Johnny Durocett from Muskogee, Oklahoma, made his shot mid-first half-court his bank during a timeout, winning $20,000. … F Aaron Wiggins scored his 17 points.
Celtics: Thursday night in Dallas.
Thunder: Wednesday night in Orlando.
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