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Celtics Quiet Thunder In Boston, 103-84

Paul Pierce had 27 points and Eddie House scored 14 of his 16 in the second half to lead the Boston Celtics to a 103-84 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.

Glen "Big Baby" Davis had 19 points and 10 rebounds and reserve Mikki Moore scored 12 with 11 boards for Boston. Rajon Rondo had 12 assists to help the Celtics win for the sixth time in seven games despite missing All-Star forward Kevin Garnett, who sat out for 15th time in 19 games to rest a strained right knee.

Russell Westbrook scored 23 points and Kevin Durant added 21 for the Thunder, which lost their third straight and fifth of six.

Westbrook drove the lane just before the halftime buzzer to tie it 45-all and the Thunder led by as many as eight points, 64-56, with 4:11 left in the third. But Boston scored 10 of the next 11 points to take the lead, getting a pair of 3-pointers and a long 2 from House.

The Celtics led 71-68 to start the fourth before scoring 15 of the next 20 points. Davis scored nine straight Boston points down the stretch and had 15 points in the final quarter.

This program aired on March 30, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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