A surging Thunder workforce visits the Celtics on Tuesday evening with NBA playoff positioning on the road.
On the power of a six-game successful streak, Oklahoma Metropolis has jumped to No. Four within the Western Convention standings behind the Rockets, Warriors and Path Blazers. Russell Westbrook has averaged 25.zero factors (55.1 % capturing from the sector), 11.2 assists and 10.eight rebounds over that span, together with a 37-14-13 line in an thrilling (and weird) victory over the Raptors on Sunday. The Thunder are solely two video games forward of the Jazz, Pelicans and Spurs, in order that they’ll want each win they’ll get down the stretch.
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Boston already has a playoff berth locked up at No. 2 within the Jap Convention, so the Celtics’ main concern is well being. Kyrie Irving (knee), Jaylen Brown (concussion), Marcus Good (hand) and Daniel Theis (knee) have all handled accidents as of late, forcing Brad Stevens to work his magic with what’s left of the roster. The Celtics are doing their greatest to maintain their heads above water with a Three-Four report within the month of March to date. The third-place Cavs stay 6.5 video games behind the Celtics, so Boston ought to be secure for now.
Who comes out on prime when East meets West? You will have to look at Tuesday evening’s marquee sport to seek out out.