Celtics Final: Thunder 119, Celtics 115- Celtics crater at worst possible time By Bobby Manning Posted on April 27, 2021 Share Tweet Email Print TIP OFF: 7:00 p.m @ TD Garden RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub TV: NBC Sports Boston Predicted Starting Lineups Celtics G: Payton Pritchard G: Marcus Smart SF: Evan Fournier PF: Jaylen Brown C: Tristan Thompson Thunder G: Theo Maledon G: Kenrich Williams SF: Aleksej Pokusevski PF: Darius Bazley C: Moses Brown LIVE COVERAGE, by John Karalis Fourth quarter A little sloppy here in the 4th. The Celtics have the lead off a Smart steal and layup and an Aaron Nesmith floater off a pick-and-roll, which is a new thing. OKC went on another 3-point barrage to take a 5 point lead, but Boston answered behind Jaylen Brown The Celtics fell behind by 6 again, this time Darius Bazley did most of the damage at the rim with strong attacks and rebounding Boston's shooting has abandoned them again. They've gone scoreless in more than two minutes. OKC is on a 16-4 run The Celtics put a frantic run together behind a Marcus Smart 3 (his first of the night), and one from Payton Pritchard to cut the lead to 3. The comeback falls short. Another brutal loss. Third quarter The Celtics come out of half shooting worse than they did in the first half. Jaylen Brown missed the rim badly twice. Evan Fournier and Payton Pritchard have kept things close. Fournier Hit a second 3 and cut another 11 point lead to 5 The defense has picked up and Boston is on an 13-2 run after a Jaylen Brown 3-point play and layup to tie the game The extended run is 23-9 and it's being fueled by stops and good ball movement. <sarcasm>Amazingly, playing defense, running off stops, and moving the ball equals good things </sarcasm> As has been typical for Boston, they capped a big run with a bunch of turnovers and misses. They managed to make it a new game, though. Second quarter Log in Username or E-mail Password Remember Me Lost your password? LOST PASSWORD LOG IN with Facebook LOG IN with Google LOG IN with Twitter Not subscribed yet? Click below for access to all content: Share Tweet Email Print MORE COVERAGE Final: Red Sox 11, Orioles 6 Final: Rangers 5, Bruins 4 – B’s comeback falls short NBA Notebook: Playoff push or pushover? Who are you going to be, Celtics?