Clutch Irving performance helps Celtics top Thunder in Boston

  • Kyrie Irving led the in-form Boston Celtics past the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA.
Modified 04 Feb 2019, 04:30 IST
Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving

The Boston Celtics got another quality win on Sunday, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA.

Boston have won four straight since losing to the Golden State Warriors in TD Garden and could not miss against the Thunder.

The Celtics shot a season-high 59.3 per cent from the field in a 134-129 victory against Oklahoma City.

Kyrie Irving's clutch gene kicked in again, as he beat the defense to score some important buckets throughout the game.

He also tipped the ball away from Russell Westbrook to force a turnover in the closing seconds.

Irving totalled 30 points and 11 assists on 14-of-19 shooting. Seven other Celtics scored in double figures.

Paul George's 37-point performance and Westbrook's 22-point triple-double headlined for Oklahoma City (33-19), but their seven-game winning streak was snapped.

Boston improved to 34-19 and will face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.


Classy Conley

Mike Conley tallied 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the Memphis Grizzlies' 96-84 win against the New York Knicks.

Kawhi Leonard led the Toronto Raptors past the Los Angeles Clippers 121-103 with a team-high 18 points in just 26 minutes.

Hayward struggles for Celtics

Gordon Hayward scored three points on one-of-six shooting for the Celtics.

The Grizzlies' Shelvin Mack scored two points on one-of-eight shooting against the Knicks.

Jackson shows range

Grizzlies rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. showcased his range by knocking down a contested step-back three-pointer.

Sunday's results

Memphis Grizzlies 96-84 New York Knicks
Boston Celtics 134-129 Oklahoma City Thunder
Toronto Raptors 121-103 Los Angeles Clippers

Bucks at Nets

Milwaukee have rattled off three straight wins since losing to the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Brooklyn have lost their last two contests. The Nets will have their hands full trying to take down the best team in the Eastern Conference.

Published 04 Feb 2019, 04:30 IST
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