The Boston Celtics have had their fair share of struggles throughout the 2018-19 season, but have really hit their stride as of late. They’ve won seven of their last nine games after holding a team meeting prior to the holidays. Boston is coming off a victory over the Indiana Pacers and will look to come out on top in the second half of a back-to-back against the Miami Heat.
In the second game of the national TV doubleheader, the Oklahoma City Thunder host the San Antonio Spurs in a battle of two of the Western Conference’s more talented teams. The Thunder are coming off back-to-back losses and the slate doesn’t get any easier with the Spurs on Thursday. The battle between DeMar DeRozan and the Oklahoma City backcourt could be a very fun one to watch.
Here’s everything you need to know about Thursday’s action.
NBA schedule for Thursday, Jan. 10
*All times Eastern
Johnson posterizes Irving
The Celtics and Heat engaged in a back-and-forth battle in the opening quarter. Forward James Johnson certainly got some fans out of their seats when he drove to the rim and absolutely posterized Kyrie Irving with a massive slam dunk.
Johnson tosses lob to Whiteside
James Johnson certainly had a knack for making stellar plays in the early going against the Celtics. After posterizing Irving, Johnson threw up an alley-oop to Hassan Whiteside, who deposited a one-handed slam.