NBA wrap: Celtics overcome 16-point deficit to keep Thunder winless

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The Celtics hit nine 3-pointers in the third quarter after failing to make one in the first half.

The Thunder have some work to do.

Oklahoma City is now 0-4 on the season after it blew a 16-point second half lead to fall 101-95 against Boston at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday.

The Celtics went the entire first half without making a 3-pointer, but came out in the third and hit nine while dropping 40 points and taking a one-point lead into the final 12 minutes.

The Thunder got the lead back for parts of the final quarter, but were unable to fend off the Celtics, who outscored Oklahoma City 67-45 in the second half.

A Marcus Morris 3-pointer gave the Celtics a 98-95 lead with less than 30 seconds to play which ultimately put the game out of reach for the Thunder.

Oklahoma City scored just one point in the final 4:14 of the game.

Studs of the Night

Pistons center Andre Drummond scored 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting and added 22 rebounds in Detroit’s 110-103 win over the Cavaliers.

Damian Lillard scored a franchise-record 34 second-half points on his way to a 41-point, seven-rebound and six-assist night in a 128-114 win over the Magic.

Duds of the Night

Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman had three points on 1-of-8 shooting to go with six fouls in the loss to the Pistons.

Highlight

Cleveland rookie Collin Sexton has some work to do before becoming a star in the NBA, but his first step is not something he’ll have to adjust much.

What’s Next

Bucks (4-0) at Timberwolves (2-3), 8 p.m. ET — Giannis Antetokounmpo is off to a great start this season while Jimmy Butler has seen a lot from Timberwolves fans, both positive and negative. The Bucks are hoping to find their way into the top three of the East this year while Minnesota is all but waiting for Butler to be dealt. The Rockets reportedly offered four first-round picks for him Thursday.

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