*Oklahoma City has 4 players in the Top 25 of plus/minus during the 2012-13 season. Kobe Bryant leads the league at +131. Pau Gasol and Carmelo Anthony are tied for 2nd at +111.
–4th: Kevin Durant (+108)
–10th: Kevin Martin (+86)
–13th: Russell Westbrook (+75)
–Tied-22nd: Serge Ibaka (+57)
*Oklahoma City has the 2nd best effective field goal percentage (53.3%) this season in the NBA.
–Boston ranks 7th (51.3%).
*While the teams are somewhat similar with regard to offensive shooting percentage, their defenses are nowhere close. The opponent effective field goal percentage (opp. EFG%) for 2012-13 is a perfect illustration.
–Thunder: 5th lowest opp. EFG% in NBA (46.7%)
–Celtics: 4th highest opp. EFG% in NBA (50.4%)
*Oklahoma City averages 17.0 fastbreak points per game this season, which ranks 3rd in the NBA.
–The Thunder’s fastbreak efficiency (2.32 fastbreak points per possession) is the 2nd best in the league.
*The Celtics are 3-1 on 1-day rest this season.
–Their lone loss on 1-day rest was 2 weeks ago to the Philadelphia 76ers on November 9.
*The Celtics are 0-2 thus far this season on Friday nights this season. Both games have been played at home.
–November 2 vs. Bucks
–November 9 vs. 76ers
*The Celtics remain one of 6 NBA teams yet to lose a game in which they have had a halftime lead.
–Celtics are 3-0 after leading at the half. The Celtics’ 3 halftime leads are tied for the 2nd-fewest in the league.
–The Warriors and Clippers have the most halftime leads without a loss (6).
–Chris Wilcox is 2 defensive rebounds away from 2,000 for his career–
–Celtics History: All-Time Field Goals Made–
2. Larry Bird 8,591
3. Robert Parish 7,483
4. Paul Pierce 7,479 (Pierce needs 5 to move into 3rd place)
–Celtics History: All-Time Assists–
5. Paul Pierce 3,970
6. Jo Jo White 3,686
7. Rajon Rondo 3,669 (Rondo needs 18 to move into 6th place)
–All-Time Free Throws Made–
12. Reggie Miller 6,237
13. Bob Pettit 6,182
14. Paul Pierce 6,165 (Pierce needs 18 to move into 13th place)
–Celtics History: All-Time Blocked Shots–
3. Larry Bird 755
4. Kendrick Perkins 646
5. Paul Pierce 642 (Pierce needs 5 to move into 4th place)
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8. Cedric Maxwell 378
9. Tony Battie 369
10. Kevin Garnett 343 (Garnett needs 27 to move into 9th place)
–Celtics History: All-Time Steals–
1. Larry Bird 1,556
2. Paul Pierce 1,516 (Pierce needs 41 to move into 1st place)
3. Robert Parish 873
4. Rajon Rondo 864 (Rondo needs 10 to move into 3rd place)