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Thunder’s Billy Donovan reveals the challenges the Celtics bring

The Oklahoma City Thunder started the 2018-19 campaign with a major test as they began their run through their 82-game schedule with a showdown against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena and that will continue as we move deeper into the second week of the season.

With a matchup against the Boston Celtics on the horizon, the two are scheduled to meet at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday night in what will be a nationally televised game broadcasted by TNT, Thunder head coach Billy Donovan met with the media on Wednesday and proceeded to break down all of the things that make the Celtics one of the most difficult teams in the NBA to prepare for.

As you can see from the video clip above, courtesy of Randy Renner of, Donovan understands that, much like his team, Boston has struggled to shoot the ball from the perimeter with consistency but he believes that the Celtics have more than enough pieces at their disposal to do damage from that part of the floor and it will be extremely important for his team to do a good job of closing out on shooters to ensure that Kyrie Irving and company are not receiving clean looks at the basket.

We’ll find out soon enough whether or not Oklahoma City will be able to get the job done as the opening tip is scheduled for just after 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday night.

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