After taking on two of the Eastern conference’s weakest teams, they face one of the strongest in the Boston Celtics to finish off the three-game East Coast road trip.
The Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder could not have had more different lead-up games to their matchup, the last game on the three-game road trip for the Thunder. In fact, the third seed in the East has had a difficult run over the past four games.
The Celtics suffered a one-point overtime loss to the Houston Rockets, then the very next game suffered a nine-point overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets. They got some relief by taking a six-point win against the Cleveland Cavaliers before losing their last game against the Utah Jazz by six points in a defensive slugfest.
The OKC Thunder also lost two games being annihilated by the Milwaukee Bucks and then handed a basketball lesson by the LA Clippers. However, that is where the rot ended with the OKC Thunder going on the road and taking a grinding win over the Detroit Pistons and an easy win over the New York Knicks.
Now the OKC Thunder is looking to right the wrong of the last game against the Celtics. They beat the Thunder by a solitary point at Chesapeake Energy Arena. However, playing at TD Gardens does not pose an issue for the Thunder now.
Despite losing their first seven games on the road, they have the fifth-best road record in the entire NBA for the season. Not bad for a team that was not expected to make much noise in the league this year.