Published: Mon, November 19, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Celtics forward Marcus Morris available for tonight's game vs. Raptors

Celtics forward Marcus Morris available for tonight's game vs. Raptors

Those two teams were the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics; and on Friday, these two titans will go head-to-head in the first matchup of what could determine the trajectory of these two franchises. The Raptors are good, but their bench group of O.G. Anunoby, Fred Van Vleet, Delon Wright and C.J. Miles isn't having the same impact it did a year ago, and the jury is still out on Leonard's ability to stay healthy for an entire season. Stevens and the Celtics have been victorious in three straight home games against the Raptors dating back to February 2017. The home team has won nine straight matchups.

Almost beating the favorite to win the Eastern Conference on the road while missing some significant accomplishment.

Kyrie Irving followed up his season-high 43-point virtuoso performance with 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Celtics. Utah will finish its road trip Monday at Indiana. "Tonight, we just weren't". "Jayson and I are a lot alike in the way we look at the game, but he was a one-and-done". We're in a position now where we have an opportunity to start building that.

Hitting his shots, forcing turnovers, and being damn likeable while doing it...that's the Danny Green experience. "If we're able to do that, we'll have a chance to be special". The extent of the injury is unclear as the Raptors had a big lead and could be playing it safe with Green on Wednesday. That total also was a career first for the star, as it is the only time in his career he's tallied 40-plus points and 10-plus assists in a single game. "We have one through fourteen guys that can play and are really good..."

"We have to build a tougher team mindset than we have", Stevens said.

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Manpower continues to be a problem for the Raptors.

But Kawhi isn't all business, apparently, as Ibaka mentions that the former Spur has already tried to teach Serge the signature laugh that got so much attention when Leonard was introduced to the Toronto media.

The game was a back-and-forth battle which felt more like a playoff contest than mid-November game. Morris missed the Celtics' last game, a 111-82 victory over the Chicago Bulls, with an illness and his status for Boston's game against Toronto was questionable on Thursday.

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens and All-Star Kyrie Irving expressed frustrations with the team after they fell to 9-7 on the season with Saturday night's 98-86 loss to the Utah Jazz.

Asked about the offense after the game, Irving repeatedly used the word "aggressive" to describe not only how Boston played late Friday but how it needed to play moving forward.

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