Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/20/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Celtics vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 3/20/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Trail Blazers narrowed the gap to two points in the final minute, but would get no closer.

"He's out because of knee soreness, not because we're choosing to rest him", Stevens said.

In this case, though, continued soreness has led to the second player in a week who needs a second doctor's opinion on his injury. That puts a lot of pressure on other guys to step up and contribute on both ends of the floor. Tonight was no different.

Davis made 15 of 21 shots, helped by Rondo setting him up for several easy baskets inside. "We may need to tweak some things to get back to that even in the near term".

Al-Farouq Aminu had 22 points, including six 3-pointers, for Portland.

Jusuf Nurkic added 21 points and Damian Lillard added 20 as Portland maintained their lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder for third place in the Western Conference. Melo botched both attempts, giving the Celtics a chance to either tie the game or win it with a three, which they did after Morris drilled a three-pointer off a kick-out pass from Jayson Tatum.

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will seek a second opinion for his ailing left knee, the team announced Tuesday. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last seven road games.

Boston closed to 99-97 on a three by Terry Rozier, and quickly fouled Carmelo Anthony with 7.7 seconds remaining.

In addition to Irving (knee), Jaylen Brown (concussion) and Marcus Smart (thumb) were also out for the Celtics. The win secured New Orleans a winning record for the first time since 2014-15.

"It wasn't pretty, but we got it done", said Raptors coach Dwane Casey, who said that with their playoff berth secure he feared his team had lost concentration.

Irving has said he hopes he doesn't require any offseason procedure but noted after the Pacers game that he wanted to take an extended rest in hopes of combating the soreness that has plagued him this month. "We weren't for three quarters".

Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 points and 10 rebounds on 10-of-19 shooting in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 123-109 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers.

For the Thunder, Westbrook finished with 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, including 12 points during a third-quarter push.

SALT LAKE CITY - Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 41 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and Atlanta stunned Utah. "I just thought the pressure from them made us wilt".

Boston led by eight after one quarter and trailed by six after three before fading badly in the fourth as New Orleans pulled away for the win. LeBron had a fine week himself, averaging 32 points-13 rebounds-9.7 assists en route to a 2-1 record.

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