Friday, January 24: Oklahoma City @ Boston
In what will be the second and final meeting of the season between these two teams, the Thunder will visit the TD Garden for a Friday night showdown.
The first time the Thunder and Celtics clash will actually be this Sunday, and will kick off a hellacious five-game road trip in which the Cs also play the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Golden State Warriors, and the Portland Trail Blazers. I was tempted to make the first meeting between the Thunder and Celtics on this list, but this Sunday’s match-up will be the fourth game in six nights for Boston, so I don’t see the Celtics playing their best game on the road in Oklahoma City after such a tough stretch.
The rematch, however, should prove to be more entertaining, as it will be at home and will give us a chance to see how coach brad Stevens game plans for a superior team once he has had a chance to analyze its weaknesses.