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SAN ANTONIO—After a tough win against the Boston Celtics, there is no time for the Oklahoma City Thunder to recover.

The Celtics played tough, defensive-minded basketball, making the Thunder work for every single point.

Although the Thunder had good ball movement, Boston was almost able to close the gap and came within three points of a tied game.

Reggie Jackson and Nick Collison kicked it into another gear and went 11-2 to put the game out of reach.

In response to the intense play of the Celtics’ defense, the Thunder racked up 21 assists and was able to capitalize on key plays.

Kendrick Perkins brought his own style to the Thunder defense and only allowed Kevin Garnett to score 10 points on 19 attempts.

He also had a team-high five assists.

The 91-79 win over the Celtics was Oklahoma City’s fifth straight win as the team prepares to head to San Antonio to take on the Spurs Monday night.

If the Thunder wins Monday, Oklahoma City would tie San Antonio for the best record in the Western Conference.