Article Photos: Thunder starts off hot, but Celtics pull away 20/25

Boston's Paul Pierce, middle, Desmond Mason, right, and Joe Smith, left, of the Thunder chase a loose ball in the second half during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Boston Celtics at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Boston won, 96-83. BY NATE BILLINGS, THE OKLAHOMAN