The Oklahoma City Thunder had the most single-game points in franchise history by beating the Boston Celtics 150-117 at Paycom Center on Tuesday.
This is an absolutely amazing result for the team of Quebecer Luguentz Dort. In addition to facing the first team in the Eastern Conference standings, it had to do so without its best player, the Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
The Celtics may have underestimated their rivals, as they were treated to a real lesson in efficiency. The Thunder hit nearly 60 percent of their two-point shots and completed half of their attempts from downtown.
The loss of the Silver Tour's most recent Defensive Player of the Year recipient, Marcus Smart, certainly didn't help the Boston team's cause. Smart was ejected from the game in the third quarter after verbally attacking the officials.
The Celtics have thus collected at least 150 points for the third time in their glorious history, and for the first time since 1979.
Dort, a Montreal native, had 23 points in 28 minutes on the floor. He is one of five players on the Oklahoma team to reach 20 points. Josh Giddey (25), Jalen Williams (21), Tre Mann (21) and Isaiah Joe (21) all contributed to the demolition work.
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum did what they could to save the Celtics' honor, collecting 29 and 27 points respectively.