Glen Davis stepped up down the stretch, scoring 15 of his 19 points in the final 10 minutes of the Celtics’ 103-84 contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night in Boston. He took an elbow to the head in the third quarter and was taken in for stitches. Until then he had only contributed with 2 points for the C’s.
“I was just ready to win, just tried to push the lead up as much as possible because we were supposed to blow these guys out,” said Davis. “Luckily I got this in the head and it sparked something in me for some odd reason.”
The win put the Celtics ahead of the Orlando Magic for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. They remain five games behind Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with just seven to play. Paul Pierce led Boston in scoring with 27, and Eddie House and Ray Allen followed up with 16 and 14. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant led Oklahoma City with 23 and 21 points. After being outscored 32-16 in the fourth quarter, the result marked their fifth loss in their last 6 games.
The Celtics will next host the Charlotte Bobcats this Wednesday April 1st at 7:30 pm. Boston Celtics tickets are still available