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SGA, Adams lead Thunder to dominant win over Celtics in scrimmage

We recap the scrimmage between Oklahoma City and Boston from the NBA bubble, providing a quick recap, stats and a few takeaways.

Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks the ball against the Boston Celtics on July 24, 2020 at Visa Athletic Center at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

The Boston Celtics were without Kemba Walker, but that wasn’t enough of an excuse for the laid egg against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Steven Adams led the way for OKC in a dominant 98-84 win over the Celtics in an NBA bubble scrimmage.

The Celtics barely shot over 40% from the field and struggled to under 20% from 3-point range. The Thunder shot around 50% from the field and really cleaned the glass, led by Adams down low. This was going to be an issue for the Celtics — their lack of front court depth. That issue is back. It’s also a bit concerning Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were pretty quiet. Still, it’s the first scrimmage back for a lot of these guys. Here are some notable stats for each team:

Oklahoma City Thunder stats

Chris Paul: 2 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 17 points
Luguentz Dort: 9 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
Steven Adams: 17 points, 7 rebounds

Boston Celtics stats

Jayson Tatum: 3 points, 4 rebounds
Jaylen Brown: 9 points, 3 rebounds
Gordon Hayward: 7 points
Enes Kanter: 11 points, 10 rebounds