Marcus Morris' late 3-pointer hands Thunder devastating loss

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and Thunder guard Russell Westbrook

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and Thunder guard Russell Westbrook

The Thunder's average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.4, up from 3.3 for the season. According to ESPN Stats & Info, teams were 0-884 entering Tuesday's action when trailing by five or more points in the final 20 seconds of the game.

The Celtics have made a habit of pulling off comebacks.

National Basketball Association teams were 884-0 this season when leading by five points with less than 20 seconds to play.

After a Celtics timeout, Morris drained a fadeaway three-pointer from the right wing for the win.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Boston should have a noteworthy edge.

In addition to Irving (knee), Jaylen Brown (concussion) and Marcus Smart (thumb) were also out for the Celtics. Moreover the C's will undoubtedly play with added motivation as they are coming off a 19 point loss courtesy of the New Orleans Pelicans. Boston is tied for 4 in three pointers per game with 11.7 per night while the team is tied for 4 in three point percentage as they hit 37.4 percent from beyond the arc. The win secured New Orleans a winning record for the first time since 2014-15.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been playing with more confidence lately now that Kevin Love is back, but the Raptors have been the best team in the east the past three months. Oklahoma City is fourth in the West with their recent hot streak but the conference is so competitive that they're only four games ahead of the ninth-place Nuggets and only 4.5 in front of the 10 place Clippers. We go out there and just do our thing on both ends of the floor.

"They came in here with their full squad and they thought it was going to be a cakewalk", Morris said.

But now, he's confident of returning before the postseason begins.

That's not exactly a group that inspires a lot of confidence, particularly when you consider how good Oklahoma City has been of late.

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