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Thunder vs. Celtics: A Battle for NBA Supremacy on Wednesday Night

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Boston looks to secure 60th win of the season against Oklahoma City at home

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. EDT, the Oklahoma City Thunder (52-23) will face off against the Boston Celtics (59-16) in a highly anticipated NBA game. The Celtics currently lead the Eastern Conference standings, while the Thunder are in third place in the Western Conference. The FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE has the Celtics favored by 8.5 points, with the over/under set at 230.

The Celtics have been dominant at home this season, with a 32-3 record. They are ranked fifth in the Eastern Conference for fast break points per game, averaging 15.2, with Jaylen Brown leading the team with 4.4. The Thunder, on the other hand, rank eighth in the league for fast break points per game with 15.6, led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 3.5.

When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, the Celtics average an impressive 16.6 made three-pointers per game, while the Thunder allow an average of just 13.4 made three-pointers per game to their opponents’ shooting percentage against them is lower than that of their opponents by 4%. From field goal percentage, however, is where things get interesting as Thunder shoots a higher percentage of (49%) than their opponents do when playing against them(44%).

This will be only second meeting between these two teams this season and they won their previous matchup against each other with a score of 127-123 in favor of Thunder . Jayson Tatum leads Boston’s scoring efforts with an average of 27.2 points per game while Chet Holmgren leads Oklahoma City’s scoring efforts with an average of 16.7 points per game .

In terms of recent performance, both teams have been performing well recently: The Celtics have won eight out of their last ten games while Thunders have won seven out of their last ten games . However injuries are always a concern and some players to keep an eye on include Jaylen Brown and Jaden Springer for Boston and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jalen Williams for Oklahoma City .

By Samantha Jones

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