Oklahoma City Thunder defeat Boston Celtics, 109-104

BOSTON—Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Jeff Green hit two 3-pointers in the last two minutes and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Boston Celtics 109-104 Wednesday night.

Russell Westbrook added 21 points and 10 assists in the Thunder's 46th victory of the season, doubling their total for all last season as they remained in sixth place in the Western Conference.

The Celtics fell out of a third-place tie in the East with the Atlanta Hawks, who beat the Los Angeles Lak...

Before he did anything, Doc Rivers turned the Celtics’ shooting percentage last night (59.5) into a glass of water, deciding that he would look at it as half-full rather than half-empty.

“You guys would say 59 percent because you’re pessimists;’’ Rivers said, joking with the media after his team’s 109-104 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. “I say 60 percent because I’m an optimist.’’

It was the kind of game in which numbers defied logic. The Celtics shot lights-out a...