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Home court counts for Thunder

By MIKE BALDWIN Modified: November 4, 2008 at 6:26 am •  Published: November 4, 2008
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Boston owned the NBA’s best road record last season. But when the Celtics come to Ford Center on Wednesday night, there’s a chance they’ll still be looking for their first win away from home.

Celtic stars Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce have combined for 24 All-Star game appearances. That trio last season helped Boston win a league-best 66 games, including a 31-10 road record.

The Celtics, though, lost their road debut this season at Indiana. Tonight, they play at Houston.

"It will be a really tough game,” said Thunder forward Desmond Mason. "But Indiana showed that it is possible.

Indiana beat the defending world champion 95-79 on Saturday night in Indianapolis.

"We need the same intensity we’ve had the past two games,” Mason said.

One variable in Oklahoma City’s favor is the Celtics will be flying in late Tuesday.

"We realize they’re a team that won a championship and is amazing,” said Thunder point guard Earl Watson. "At the same time, our fans will be our sixth man. This place will be crazy.”


→When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

→Where: Ford Center, Oklahoma City

→TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37)

→Radio: WWLS 98.1-FM, 640-AM

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