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Schroder leads Celtics, erases Thunder

Dennis Schroder scored 29 and the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 on Saturday night.

Al Horford added 10 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for Boston, which won for seventh time in 10 games. Jayson Tatum chipped in with 13 points and Enes Kanter had 10 points and 10 boards.

Lu Dort scored 16 points for Oklahoma City, Josh Giddey had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 14 points. The Thunder have dropped four of five.

Coming off an emotional 22-point victory over the rival Lakers a night earlier, the Celtics did not have any letdown, charging to a double-digit lead midway into the second quarter.

Tatum had 37 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Los Angeles on Friday.

Boston pushed a 13-point halftime lead to 68-48 on Horford's three-point play. The Thunder made a brief spurt with consecutive 3s by Giddey before the Celtics went on a 13-2 run.

They led by 16 with 6 minutes left in the game before the Thunder sliced it under double digits on Jeremiah Robinson-Earl's follow shot with just under 4 minutes left.

But Oklahoma City never made a serious threat.

Boston held a 58-45 halftime advantage behind 16 points from Tatum and 13 by Schroder.

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