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                     === Jackson, Thunder rout Celtics ===
 
 Oklahoma  City, OK  (SportsNetwork.com) - Reggie Jackson poured in a game-high
 27  points on  an efficient 9-of-12 shooting to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder
 to a 119-96 thrashing of the Boston Celtics.
 
 Kevin  Durant  deposited 21  points to  go along with  eight assists and seven
 rebounds,  while  Serge Ibaka contributed a  double-double of 17 points and 11
 rebounds in the win.
 
 "I  thought Reggie started  the game off, his stroke was right on target, then
 Kevin  came on a little bit, and Kendrick (Perkins) and Serge took over late,"
 said Thunder coach Scott Brooks.
 
 Jeff  Green and Avery  Bradley had 19 points apiece for Boston, losers in four
 straight.
 
 Jordan  Crawford  added 17 points and  Kris Humphries netted 14 points off the
 bench in defeat.
 
 The Thunder jumped out of the break with six straight to extend their halftime
 lead to 72-56.
 
 Thabo  Sefolosha buried  a 3 later in  the frame that started a 10-0 spurt and
 Jackson capped it with a dunk at the 5:18 mark to make it 83-62.
 
 The final margin was Oklahoma City's largest lead of the game.
 
 "We  didn't  help each other  on defense very  often," said Celtics coach Brad
 Stevens.  "When things are  going well we're not bad, but when things don't go
 well we haven't responded well lately."
 
 Boston  led by as  many as two in the first quarter when Jackson capped a 10-0
 burst  with a  triple to  give  the hosts  a 17-9  lead  and it  held for  the
 remainder of the contest.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Perkins scored 12 points against his former team ... Oklahoma City has now won
 three  straight over Boston at Chesapeake Energy Arena ... Jeremy Lamb donated
 13  points  off the bench for  OKC ... The Thunder  owned a slight edge on the
 boards  with  a 43-37  margin ...  OKC shot 43-for-83  (51.8 percent) from the
 field and Boston connected on 35-of-80 (43.8 percent) attempts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 01/05 23:36:14 ET

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