Kyrie Irving might have to undergo season-ending surgery as he looks to address a lingering issue with his sore left knee. The point guard fractured his left knee cap during the NBA Finals three years ago and underwent surgery which ruled him out for the rest of the series against the Golden State Warriors, which the Cleveland Cavaliers lost in six games. Irving has missed Boston's last four games and could be ruled out for the season.
The league-leading Houston Rockets ended the Trail Blazers' 13-game NBA winning streak Tuesday with a hard-fought 115-111 victory in Portland. In a game featuring the NBA's two hottest teams, Houston's Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden scored 42 points to help the Rockets notch their 13th victory in 14 games since the All-Star break. Harden's step-back three-pointer put the Rockets up 113-104 with 1:55 to play.
The Oklahoma City Thunder only had themselves to blame for a 100-99 loss to a Kyrie Irving-less Boston Celtics on Tuesday. A Marcus Morris three-pointer with less than two seconds capped an improbable comeback for the Celtics, who trailed by five points
BOSTON — Marcus Morris made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left and the Boston Celtics stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-99 on Tuesday night. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Morris added 21 points as Boston snapped the Thunder's six-game win streak.
The Celtics have spent most of the past month short-handed, with several of their key players sidelined by injuries. Marcus Morris made a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left and the Boston shocked the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-99 on Tuesday night. Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
The Oklahoma City Thunder could really, really come to regret the way they spent the final 24 seconds of Tuesday night’s game. After a pair of free throws by reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook, the Thunder held a 98-92 lead over the super-short-handed Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston. After a driving layup by rookie Jayson Tatum to cut the deficit to four, the Celtics quickly fouled, putting Westbrook on the line for two free throws.
Look, Steven Adams is a weird guy. He’s always answering questions with weird, unrelated scientific terms or calling former teammates “dicks” with a smirk on his face. Adams has a subtle and fun personality. This? This isn’t so subtle. As the Boston
Marcus Morris made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining as the Boston Celtics snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder's six-game winning streak, 100-99, Tuesday night in Boston. Russell Westbrook missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have given Oklahoma City its seventh straight victory, one shy of its season-high. Jayson Tatum scored a team-high 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Morris added 21 as the Celtics bounced back from Sunday's 108-89 loss in New Orleans to win for the fourth time in eight March games.
Kyrie Irving has missed the last three Celtics games — two of them losses — due to a sore knee. This is the same knee where he fractured a kneecap in the 2015 NBA Finals, and GM Danny Ainge admitted that in the next few years Irving may need a maintenance surgery to keep the issues down. Now comes a report that just time off has not yet had the desired effect on Irving’s knee, so he will seek a second opinion, Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports broke the story and Brad Stevens of the Celtics confirmed it (with some more details by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports).
With a lack of progress with his sore left knee, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will travel for a second opinion on the ailment later this week, head coach Brad Stevens confirmed Tuesday. Yahoo Sports first reported the news on Tuesday, adding that Irving does not yet have a date set for his return. The Celtics have lost three of the four contests, including two losses by a combined three points.