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Recap

Thunder rally from 21-point deficit to top Celtics


By Josh Cohen, for OrlandoMagic.com
Posted Monday July 5, 2010 11:28PM

ORLANDO -- Perhaps it was Kevin Durant's guidance on the bench or simply their collective poise and skill, but the Oklahoma City Thunder proved they are very resilient and composed.

James Harden, despite struggling with his shot, was relentless attacking the rim (15-of-18 from the free throw line) and Eric Maynor and Byron Mullens carried the majority of the offensive load as the Thunder overcame a 21-point deficit to defeat the Boston Celtics, 87-82, at the 2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League on Monday.

Maynor, who OKC acquired midseason from the Utah Jazz, demonstrated his playmaking brilliance -- finishing with 15 points, five assists and three rebounds. Mullens, meanwhile, led the Thunder with 24 points and Harden scored 19.

"I was real confident," Maynor said. "My job is to run this team and I think I did a good job of that in the second half."

Boston's Luke Harangody couldn't have asked for a more effective debut to his NBA career.

The former Notre Dame standout, who was selected 52nd overall in the 2010 NBA Draft, enjoyed a spectacular 23-point performance on 9-of-13 shooting from the field.

There were many doubts about Harangody prior to the draft. Some suggested he didn't possess the athleticism, explosiveness or height to compete against NBA talent.

But, the pride of Schererville, Ind. demonstrated his exceptional basketball IQ and poised demeanor to flourish in his debut.

Harangody, nonetheless, wasn't the only Celtic to impress. Jaycee Carroll, who has been highly regarded as a high-energy sparkplug with distant range since his days at Utah State, pitched in 13 points and four assists.

Celtics
Thunder
     
    • 45.5%

    • 44.6%

    • 33.3%

    • 20.0%

    • 76.2%

    • 81.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS OKC
Total Rebounds 11 11
Offensive Rebounds 8 8
Turnovers 14 8
Fast Break Pts: 8 5
Biggest Lead: 21 5
Points in the Paint: 28 34
BOS OKC
p Harangody   23 Mullens   24
rb Parakhouski   10 Mullens   7
a Lafayette   5 Maynor   5
s Gaffney   2 Harden   4
b 3 players   1 Ibaka   3
Boston Celtics (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Carroll 29:20 6-16 1-4 0-0 -6 1 1 2 4 3 0 1 0 3 13
L. Harangody F 27:44 9-13 4-6 1-2 -5 1 3 4 0 5 0 1 1 1 23
Erden 21:56 1-4 0-0 0-0 -7 1 3 4 0 3 0 2 0 0 2
T. Gaffney F 24:51 0-2 0-2 3-4 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 3 1 0 3
O. Lafayette G 27:36 6-10 0-1 2-2 -10 0 3 3 5 4 1 4 0 1 14
A. Parakhouski   17:58 2-4 0-0 0-1 +2 3 7 10 0 3 1 0 1 0 4
R. Green   12:24 2-6 0-1 1-3 +5 0 2 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 5
R. Thompson   15:09 2-3 0-0 9-9 -5 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 13
D. Sims   12:14 1-5 0-1 0-0 +2 1 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 1 2
Janning   10:48 1-3 1-3 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
Kravstov DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Wittman DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 30-66 6-18 16-21   8 21 29 14 30 5 14 3 7 82
  45.5% 33.3% 76.2%   team rebs: 11 total to: 14
Oklahoma City Thunder (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Harden G 34:46 2-6 0-3 15-18 +1 0 3 3 1 4 4 2 2 0 19
K. Weaver G 33:15 2-7 0-3 3-5 +10 0 4 4 1 2 1 1 2 0 7
D. White F 29:25 5-8 0-0 3-3 +6 0 6 6 0 6 1 0 0 0 13
E. Maynor G 33:13 7-13 1-1 0-0 +8 3 0 3 5 0 0 1 0 1 15
B. Mullens C 33:13 6-12 0-0 12-15 +1 4 3 7 0 3 2 1 0 2 24
S. Ibaka   17:16 2-5 0-0 2-2 +6 1 4 5 0 4 0 2 3 0 6
R. Vaden   11:59 1-5 1-3 0-0 -1 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 3
M. Shakur   06:47 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Williams   00:06 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hammonds DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Lewis DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Reid DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   200 25-56 2-10 35-43   8 21 29 9 22 8 8 7 3 87
  44.6% 20.0% 81.4%   team rebs: 11 total to: 8

inactive

  • Celtics: --
  • Thunder: --

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Thunder: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: RDV Sportsplex, Orlando, FL
  • Officials: #999 Sample Record, #9 Derrick Stafford, #10 Ron Garretson
  • Attendance: -
  • Duration: 1:53
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
--
1
4
1-4
1-3
0-1
OKC
--
4
1
4-1
1-1
3-0
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Harangody 16.6
Harangody 6.8
Lafayette 5.8
Gaffney 0.6
Lafayette 1.2
OKC
Harden 17.5
Mullens 6.3
Maynor 5.0
Ibaka 3.0
Harden 1.5

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