BOSTON – Dennis Schroder stripped the ball from Kemba Walker and scored on a layup with 8.5 seconds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder rally to beat the Boston Celtics 105-104 on Sunday night. Tatum had 19 points and Marcus Smart added 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Smart lost the ball on a drive to the basket on Boston’s next trip and Paul extended the Thunder’s lead to 103-100.
Daniel Theis got a dunk out of a Boston’s timeout. Smart kept alive a loose ball on the Thunder’s next possession to help start Celtics’ fast break, which ended up in the hands of Tatum for a layup to put Boston up 104-103.
Hayward returned for the Celtics after a two-game absence because of a right knee bruise.