NBA wrap: Celtics keeps Thunder winless, Laker LeBron posts first triple-double

The Celtics hit nine 3-pointers in the third quarter after failing to make one in the first half.

A Marcus Morris 3-pointer gave the Celtics a 98-95 lead with less than 30 seconds to play, which ultimately put the game out of reach for the Thunder. [File photo]

Oklahoma City Thunder has some work to do. It is now 0-4 on the season after it blew a 16-point second half lead to fall 101-95 against Boston Celtics at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday.

The Celtics went the entire first half without making a 3-pointer, but came out in the third and hit nine while dropping 40 points and taking a one-point lead into the final 12 minutes.

The Thunder got the lead back for parts of the final quarter, but was unable to fend off the Celtics, who outscored Oklahoma City 67-45 in the second half.

A Marcus Morris 3-pointer gave the Celtics a 98-95 lead with less than 30 seconds to play which ultimately put the game out of reach for the Thunder. Oklahoma City scored just one point in the final 4:14 of the game.

LeBron James posted his first triple-double as a Laker and led Los Angeles to a 121-114 win over the Nuggets. James starred with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, recording his 74th career triple-double and his first since joining the Los Angeles squad.

He helped the Los Angeles Lakers move to 2-3 this season after its second straight win, which was also James' first as a Laker at Staples Center. The Lakers outscored the Nuggets 34-25 in the fourth quarter, inflicting Denver's first defeat of the season.

 

STUDS OF THE NIGHT

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond scored 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting and added 22 rebounds in Detroit's 110-103 win over the Cavaliers.

Damian Lillard scored a franchise-record 34 second-half points on his way to a 41-point, seven-rebound and six-assist night in a 128-114 win over the Magic.

DUDS OF THE NIGHT

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman had three points on 1-of-8 shooting to go with six fouls in the loss to the Pistons.

HIGHLIGHT

Cleveland rookie Collin Sexton has some work to do before becoming a star in the NBA, but his first step is not something he'll have to adjust much.