Marcus Morris leads depleted Celtics past Pelicans

Marcus Morris leads depleted Celtics past Pelicans

"For sure", said Davis. Then Elfrid [Payton] goes down, I've been out a couple games, Niko [Mirotic]. a lot of guys have been out. It just caught me weird on my shoulder. "That's all I'm anxious about is getting wins for this team and hopefully we can get further than we did a year ago". "I saw the doctors afterward and they said AC joint or something going on there, but I'll be all right". "Any time you get days off, it's a chance to let your body heal".

The schedule has also been helpful for the Celtics, who are at the tail end of a 15-game stretch in which they are facing just one team (the Pistons this Saturday night) with a winning record. Davis said he believes the team will bounce back once it's healthy. But that wouldn't hold, as a surprising Kings' team overcame a 12-point third quarter deficit to beat their hosts by 19 Monday night at the United Center. "Put a bigger guy on him and he plays off of - against those guys in close outs and that's tough, because he's a really good shooter and can put it on the floor". Don't get me wrong, Arci has done a spectacular job filling in at the Point Guard position while Kris has been out, but his role will diminish to that of a backup role behind Kris come Saturday night against the San Antonio Spurs.

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry on the potential "distraction" of recurring trade rumors surrounding Davis: "That's a question you'd have to ask him". He's the only National Basketball Association player with at least one 3 in every game this season.


Reserve Spencer Dinwiddie scored 17 of his 25 points after halftime as Brooklyn ended a dubious road losing streak with a victory over NY. In the five games its starting lineup has played - Payton, Jrue Holiday, E'Twaun Moore, Mirotic and Davis - the Pelicans are 5-0.

Doing that has been hard, though.

Perhaps most concerning is the absence of Horford, who has missed four of Boston's past eight games due to an ongoing bout with patellar tendinitis in his left knee.


This seems to be the best possible version of the Celtics where there are so many mouths to feed that every game sees a different player rise to the occasion.

That will finally change later this week, however. The early part of the year was marked by long winning streaks and long losing streaks, but most recently they've alternated wins and losses for the last two weeks.

"We were very, very honest with one another, very direct", Carter said, according to ESPN.com.


With only 10 active players, did the circumstances remind Jayson Tatum of last season's playoffs?

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