Boston leads the league in points allowed at 93.8, is among the league leaders in opposing field goal percentage (43.1) and opposing 3-point percentage (32.1).
The Celtics rallied from 18 points down to top the Thunder by a score of 101-94.
After the Boston Celtics lost their first two games against the ClevelandCavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks, the Celtics had to take a step back and reexamine their team as a whole. "It's going to be how he responds to today's work". He would likely start again if Payton does not play.
"We're resilient, but this is a different animal (Sunday) night because Boston is playing as well as anybody in the league and they have arguably the best point guard in the NBA, " Magic coach Frank Vogel said.
"Elfrid looked good. He competed and you saw that his conditioning is a little behind - as to be expected - but he had a good practice, " Vogel noted. "We have two days before the next game against NY, so there's a line of thinking that, 'Even if he's ready, let's get him two more practices so we can fully put it behind him.' But we'll see how he feels (on Sunday)".
He came into Friday's game shooting 47.5 percent from 3-point range in his career against the Thunder, which is the best he has shot from 3-point range against any team.
"We battled", Irving said.
Both teams struggled out of the gate due to the hard-nosed defense that has become the calling card of both squads early in the season.
He was just 1-for-9 shooting in the first half, with his lone basket being a 3-pointer with 2:02 to play in the second quarter.
Horford finished with 20 points, 13 of which came in the decisive fourth quarter. He kinda stayed ahead of the curve with where the game was going. Since then, however, the Celtics have ripped off seven consecutive victories behind the brilliance of Irving (22.1 ppg., 5.7 apg. and 3.4 rpg.) and the steady leadership of head coach Brad Stevens.
Mourinho signed Matic from Chelsea in the summer for about £40 million (S$71.6 million), having also had an interest in Dier. But Pochettino wasn't happy that Mourinho had a long conversation in Portugeuse with his England midfielder.
Tropical storm warnings are still in effect for the western side of Cuba and for the western Bahama Islands. The center forecast about 2 to 4 inches of rain with higher localized accumulations in South Florida.
With the rankings released on Tuesday night, four teams find themselves in at the moment while everyone else will be chasing them. Georgia and Alabama are unbeaten and now on course to meet in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Broadcom's move to the US will take place regardless of whether the Republican plan passes, the company said. Broadcom already has a co-headquarters in California; the new HQ will be domiciled in Delaware.
If you pre-order at your local Microsoft Store in North America, you can pick up your Xbox One X right at 9:00 p.m. Dwindling sales figures forced Microsoft to ditch the Kinect and sell the Xbox One as standalone at cheaper rates.
The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,439 ($18.99) per share, for a total transaction of £57,560 ($75,956.72). The stock of Legal & General Group Plc (LON:LGEN) earned "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, March 9.
Farmajo was scheduled to meet the presidents of the Somalia's five federal republics at the hotel later in the evening, he said. The group is believed to be behind a Mogadishu truck bomb attack two weeks ago that killed more than 350 people.
Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino says it is a "small" injury but that Kane would not be risked against United. Defending In Numbers is a new Deezer Originals football podcast, created by Squawka.
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Apple reports earnings after the bell
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The Legend Of Zelda Nintendo 2DS And Game Bundles Announced
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Erdogan officially welcomed in Baku
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Lennar and CalAtlantic to merger in almost $10B deal
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White House opposed vote on Israel 'annexation' bill
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Kane out of United v Spurs with hamstring strain
Mourinho then went on to discuss another player who has been missing from first-team action, despite returning to full fitness. The players are not machines and it's hard to cope with worldwide duty and to play every three days.