Boston Celtics defeat Oklahoma City Thunder, 96-83

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Celtics expected rough treatment on the road this season.

They did not expect to have many cakewalks. And they got both on their first trip since winning the NBA championship last spring.

There will not be much easier opposition this season than the Oklahoma City Thunder, a 96-83 victim last night as the Celtics improved to 4-1. The Celtics began this trip with a 95-79 loss at Indiana, then overcame a physical challenge from the Houston Rockets in a ...