The Boston Celtics doesn't mind being short-handed at all. It came away with another victory without Kyrie Irving (knee), Jaylen Brown (concussion) or Marcus Smart (thumb) as it took down the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers 105-100.
Just one game removed from its dramatic last-minute come-from-behind victory over the Thunder earlier this week, Marcus Morris again led the way with 30 points on 9-of-13 shooting including 5 of 6 from beyond the arc.
"I thought we played really well, especially when the game was on the line," head-coach Brad Stevens told reporters after the game.
While the Celtics was elated with its win the Warriors is downtrodden once again as Stephen Curry once again went down with an injury, this time of the MCL variety.
Golden State Warriors defeated the Atlanta Hawks 106-94 in Curry's first game back from an ankle injury, but it was unable to keep its star guard off the injury report as he came up hobbled on a play in the second half.
According to Yahoo Sports, the diagnosis is an MCL sprain. Curry will undergo an MRI Saturday to see what's going on.
STUDS OF THE NIGHT
LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 45 points in San Antonio Spurs' 124-120 overtime win over the Utah Jazz, but Donovan Mitchell put in 35 of his own and hit a game-tying 3-pointer with four seconds left in regulation.
Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell got his first triple-double of the year with 18 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, but Kyle Lowry outdid him with one of his own posting 25 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a 116-112 win for the Toronto Raptors.
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway did all he could to get a win for his team with 39 points on 14-of-25 shooting, including 6 of 11 from 3, but New York fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-104.
DUD OF THE NIGHT
Paul George shot just 3 of 16 from the field with 12 points but the Oklahoma City Thunder was able to come away with a 105-99 win over the Miami Heat despite that.
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