Al Horford was out to monitor for concussion symptoms.
Guard Marcus Smart is also out after suffering a laceration to his shooting hand at the team hotel Wednesday afternoon.
They will broadcast up to seven lives games per week throughout the regular season and the first and second rounds of the playoffs, as well as every game of the conference finals and NBA Finals.
The Clippers, ravaged by injuries and forced to rely on more inexperience than Doc Rivers would ever probably like to, are the kind of team that can lure you into a knife fight. This would require a true collective effort and they did not disappoint.
After talking to Irving, reporters shifted focus to Terry Rozier. He created tons of transition chances by grabbing the ball and hitting the gas as fast as he could.
"I'm getting better each game, but I'm just getting acclimated to (the NBA)", said Caruso, who has played 15 games in the big show. "We've got to fix that coming into [tonight's] game".
To be fair to the rookie, two of them were essentially on objective to send Jordan to the line, and he missed two of the four attempts.
OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 32 points in the third quarter to go with seven assists and six rebounds, and Golden State used a big second half to beat NY. It would continue to swell as the game ebbed and flowed from there. He played three years in the National Basketball Association and several more overseas.
Throughout this solid execution at a high pace in the first half, an interesting conundrum was emerging.
Boston enters the night in the midst of a four-game losing streak. When Ojeleye picked up his fourth foul in the second quarter, Stevens said screw it and left him out there. We'll have one less decision to make. He helped. He was active on the glass. "We're learning more about that".
There was also the free throw differential.
Taking advantage of mismatches Wednesday, the Celtics clearly tried to get Jayson Tatum rolling against Milos Teodosic. They had 36 free throw attempts, while Boston had just 10. The Clippers' Blake Griffin and soon closed the gap to three. Then look at the shot distribution. Of the Clippers' 46 games, 26 have finished over the O/U total. There is your real causation. "We talked about things that we can just get better at as a group".
Pressed on why the team was investigating the incident, Stevens added, "Obviously, I want to make sure that I'm thorough in telling you how it happened and what happened". The Celtics are now at a three-game losing streak.
The Clippers, meanwhile, just keep finding ways to win. It worked and he continued to preach it publicly after the game. And I think that we did a great job of just putting everything out on the table. "It's over with. We've got to turn around and try to come up with a win (tonight against the Clippers)". We could've lost about 11 of them.
One thing that has followed the Celtics around for all their loses this season has been how hard they make it on themselves. They have now won seven of their last nine. Boston opened as a 4.5-point fave, while the over-under has dropped slightly from 209.