Marcus Smart apologizes to Celtics for cutting hand

The 18 points were five more than Tatum had scored combined in the previous two games.

Needless to say, the C's were in trouble. "He's a huge, huge reason why we're where we are, and he has a huge influence on everybody in the locker room".

Defensively, the Celtics are still playing strong.

Begin with the obvious: Kyrie.

In fact, he'll be missing up to two weeks with the unusual injury. The offense has looked stagnate at times, but despite these struggles, the Celtics are still in good position to have success the remainder of the season.

Joe Vardon of reported yesterday that Irving will need to undergo a minor knee surgery at some point, as Irving continues to suffer from daily pain in the joint. Griffin was just 1 of 7 from 3-point range.

Details announced for Dolores O'Riordan's Funeral
As the church has a limited capacity of only 200 places, attendance is strictly reserved for extended family and close friends. Police said her death was "unexplained" and an inquest heard that tests are still ongoing in an effort to establish the cause.

Gordon Hayward is still rehabbing a fractured left ankle, but he took another step in his comeback by making the trip for the LA games against the Lakers and Clippers. "And he has been in the same routine doing the same thing for three or four months without that, so we just wanted to have him here for a couple of games while we're out west and then for a few days after that leave him out here". "It's a lot, but, I mean, I'm enjoying it".

It's hit the point where trading Thomas before the deadline seems likely if you're the Cavs, especially with a continued scouring of the market in search of guard help (George Hill and Kemba Walker are two names rumored to be of interest). I thought his minutes against Lou Williams were phenomenal the other day, and obviously these guys have four All-Stars on their team. As cold-blooded as it appeared to be.

The Celtics big man was selected to the reserves in a vote by coaches and will join teammate Kyrie Irving, who was chosen as a starter, in the annual showcase at Staples Center on February 18.

The 23-year-old apologized on Twitter for the ordeal.

But Saturday night, the Celtics will be taking on the most prolific offense in the National Basketball Association in the Warriors, a team that is boosted by three perimeter-based All-Stars.

  • Regina Holmes