Irving scores 27 points as Celtics edge Nuggets 111-110

Brad Stevens ‘all for’ Boston Celtics keeping Jarell Eddie around

Denver heads to the Alamo City on the heels of a 111-110 loss at home to Boston on Monday in which the Nuggets' Will Barton had a chance to win the game but missed a 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds remaining.

He had been excited this weekend about the improvements his team showed during a loss to the Golden State Warriors, but badly wanted the Celtics to finish their four-game road trip in the win column.

The Denver Nuggets will get forward Wilson Chandler back today after he missed Monday's game against the Boston Celtics with a migraine, according to BSN's Harrison Wind.

The veteran guard now has 38 games of 20-plus points this season, the fifth-most in the National Basketball Association. No word on the severity of the injury or a timetable for Mason's return but he was having a productive game to that point with 16 points and eight boards.

While the Celtics got production from their reserves, particularly Marcus Morris and Daniel Theis, with 14 and 11, respectively, the Nuggets bench was completely ineffective.

"I had to make the shot". The usually stellar Nuggets back court combination of Jamal Murray and Gary Harris were mostly invisible, combining for 29 points on 41.5% shooting (including an abysmal 17.2% from 3). The Nuggets got the defensive rebound following a missed basket by Irving with seven seconds left and they didn't call a timeout to advance ball, giving themselves a better chance to score the game victor.

Kemba Walker finished with 23 points and three three-pointers to lead the Hornets, who have lost two straight games and four of six.

"I thought we were gassed at the end of the game", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

After losing Jaylen Brown (a 37% 3-point shooter) in the corner to go down 111-108 with 34.7 seconds left, the Nuggets called timeout.

More news: Watch celebrities fill-in for Alexa in Amazon's hilarious Super Bowl ad

Moments later, though, Al Horford fed Brown for the decisive 3.

Nikola Jokic finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

"I just couldn't believe that the opportunities they penetrated, they didn't even look at the 2", Gasol said. Tied entering the final minute, the Celtics hit a couple of clutch shots and stymied the Nuggets on defense.

The Knicks and Celtics' long history has seen them meet 469 times in the regular season with Boston holding a 288-181 advantage in the win column. As a team, the Celtics shot 47 percent from the field and a sizzling 17 of 36 from the three-point line but the Celtics would really have to work despite leading by as many as 20 points in the second quarter.

He also called the pass for Brown's victor "a tremendous play by Al".

The loss snapped the Nuggets' winning streak at three games and kicks off one of the most challenging weeks of the season in heartbreaking fashion.

Denver's starting center left the locker room on crutches and is not expected to play Tuesday at San Antonio. Malone said Plumlee is "going to be out for a little while.".

Boston, which was 10-of-21 from 3-point range in the half, was a torrid 7-of-11 in the first quarter while taking a 32-21 lead.

"I'm just happy because we played a great first half", Horford said. Only Trey Lyles stands out among the second team with 20 points, 7 rebound and 3 assists in 20 minutes of action.

Related News:

  • Starr: Mueller should investigate whether Trump lied

    Starr: Mueller should investigate whether Trump lied

    McCarthy said Trump and his staff have "fully cooperated" with the investigation. On Friday, the president dismissed as "fake news" a New...
    On China visit, Britain's May focused on post-Brexit future

    On China visit, Britain's May focused on post-Brexit future

    Mr Trump said: "Around the world, we face rogue regimes, terrorist groups and rivals like China and Russian Federation that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values".

    Super Blue Blood Moon is coming

    NASA estimates Wednesday's moon will be about 14 percent closer and up to 30 percent brighter than your typical moon . A " super blue blood moon " is the combination of three lunar events - a super moon , a blue moon and a blood moon .
  • John Wall to Undergo Knee Surgery, Could Miss 6-8 Weeks

    John Wall to Undergo Knee Surgery, Could Miss 6-8 Weeks

    According to The Washington Post's Candace Parker, Wall will undergo a knee procedure tomorrow to "clean up" the area. In his absence, All-Star Beal will have to pick up the slack alongside Tomas Satoransky who will be replacing him.
    'State of the Uniom' typo causes reprint of tickets for President's address

    'State of the Uniom' typo causes reprint of tickets for President's address

    Republican polls in many key swing districts show the president continues to poll below GOP incumbent members of Congress. Considering the strength of the economy, Trump will step before lawmakers Tuesday night in a remarkably weak position.
    Trump honours North Korea defector at State of Union speech

    Trump honours North Korea defector at State of Union speech

    Otto Warmbier was arrested when he visited North Korea as a tourist in 2016. 'In 1996, Seong-ho was a starving boy in North Korea. That we'll push back in a way that is sufficiently robust that the impact they have on our election won't be great.
  • Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mount

    Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mount

    They included a northbound route known as M503, which travels up the Taiwan Strait that divides China from the self-ruling island. Both airlines are in the process of reimbursing or rescheduling flights for those who booked tickets with them.

    Irish government to draw up abortion referendum bill

    Irish premier Leo Varadkar has said he will campaign for abortion laws to be "liberalised" in an upcoming referendum on the issue. Terminations are now only allowed in Ireland when the life of the mother is at risk.

    Militant attack leaves 11 soldiers dead in Kabul

    Multiple U.S. citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban's 13-hour siege of the hotel, the State Department said Tuesday. He said commando forces had arrived at the scene.
  • Andre Drummond takes dig at Jaylen Brown with Instagram comment

    Andre Drummond takes dig at Jaylen Brown with Instagram comment

    Drummond had the most votes from coaches for an all-star reserve spot among Eastern Conference players who weren't selected. Drummond is averaging 14.7 points and a league-leading 15.1 rebounds to go with a career-high 3.8 assists this season.
    Rose McGowan lists Hollywood Hills contemporary

    Rose McGowan lists Hollywood Hills contemporary

    The actress said that after the incident, she attended a photo opportunity for a film where she told a co-star about the incident. You want to objectify me? Asked whether she has any peace of mind, McGowan said it was nice to be able to speak for herself.
    LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan calls meeting of House leaders

    LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan calls meeting of House leaders

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar called the meeting "fruitful" and said the PM urged the leaders to make the session successful.


Most liked

Super Mario Odyssey Sales Cross 9 Million Units As of December 2017
Once again, it's a remarkable turnaround for Nintendo, and is just one of several highlights from their latest financial report . It's an extraordinary reversal in fortune for a company whose previous console, the Wii U , was such a colossal flop.

Documents reveal second person of interest in Las Vegas gun massacre
The coroner and county attorneys didn't immediately say whether they would appeal Williams' ruling to the Nevada Supreme Court. Haig sold Paddock ammunition the month before the October attack that killed 58 people dead and wounded hundreds of others.

At least 3 killed as helicopter crashes into house in Newport Beach
Upon arriving at the scene she said she "saw one man out, I'm not sure if he fell out, and there was body parts". The crash initially happened around 1:50 p.m. local time in Newport Beach, NBC Los Angeles reported.

Before Trump's State speech, Pornstar Daniels denies affair with Prez
She has been trying to stay out of the public eye ever since, the sources said, reports the New York Post . Trump juggling dual roles-putting her son first while also fulfilling some of her duties as First Lady".

JP predicts ODI runfest‚ but without injured AB
At the same time, the Men in Blue will be intent on winning their first-ever bilateral ODI series on the South African soil. But De Villiers will miss the first three games because of a finger injury he suffered during the third Test.

Trump Signs Order To Keep Guantanamo Bay Detention Center Open
The order says the US maintains the option to detain additional enemy combatants at the detention center in Cuba, when necessary. The Trump administration has initiated criminal prosecution for several suspected ISIS fighters since taking office in 2017.

Fornite Announce New Sniper Game Mode for Battle Royale
Interestingly, Epic will be refunding anybody who spent money on the game's microtransactions. However, players will have to request the refund - it won't happen automatically.

The Knicks' options as Joakim Noah fight becomes clearer
If the Knicks were to find a team to take Noah, they likely would have to take back another bad contract. The argument occurred at the Knicks' practice on Wednesday in Denver and led to Noah leaving the team.

Hillary Clinton, reading 'Fire and Fury,' makes a Grammys cameo
A number of people responded on Haley's Twitter thread, and many were critical of the Republican from Lexington, S.C. She looked baffled reading the passage about how Trump likes to eat cheeseburgers in bed.

House Republicans Vote to Release Secret Memo on Russia Probe
Yes, the House Intelligence Committee could vote to declassify it, but the president has five days whether to block it or not. Trump "is inclined to have that released just because it will shed light", a senior administration official told the Post .

Pistons making Avery Bradley available before trade deadline
The Pistons have been one of the most aggressive teams in pursuit of improving themselves prior to the February 8 trade deadline. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier the Pistons had made Bradley available, with Detroit's asking price "significant".

Killed in Shooting at Car Wash in Pennsylvania; Gunman Among 2 Injured
This happens in Pittsburgh, not here", Dick Kalp, who lives behind a nearby convenience store and called police, said. Another woman in the rear seat of the extended cab pickup truck only suffered injuries from broken glass.

Davis promises independent United Kingdom amid fresh Brexit tensions
He said the chancellor's remarks had "overshadowed" his main point that May wants a deep trade deal with the EU. And we will be able to do so much more with them, when we are an independent trading nation, outside of the EU.

Grammys 2018: Bruno Mars wins 6 out of 6, dominates awards list
Kesha, who earned her first pair of Grammy nominations for an album reflecting her battle with former producer and mentor Dr. So was Childish Gambino, who was also nominated in those three categories but won only for Best Traditional R&B Performance.

N.Korea Calls for Permanent Halt of Joint Drills with US
A CNN investigation past year found a number of North Korea-connected front companies operating in Hong Kong. The U.S.is encouraging China and Russian Federation - where they are living - to kick them out.