losangelesnewstoday.com May 24, 2018

Marcus Smart apologizes to Celtics for cutting hand

28 January 2018, 12:11 | Stacy Ballard

Marcus Smart apologizes to Celtics for cutting hand

Gordon Hayward

Marcus Smart is having a solid season as part of the top-of-the-conference Celtics.

Smart is simply the latest in the line of these injuries. "Marcus is a teammate that I have a lot of respect for, and I'm going to stand by him", Horford said.

Smart tweeted Friday that he injured his hand while swiping at a picture frame on the wall at the team hotel.

Following evaluation by Drs.

Smart returned to Boston on Thursday and was evaluated by doctors Anthony Schena and Andrew Terrono at New England Baptist Hospital. Missing 15 rookie season games as a rookie and 23 as a sophomore, Irving has missed significant time in every season, the next few having 12, 7, 29 and 10 missed games respectively. Luckily, the Celtics will not have as tough a schedule the second half of the season, which will prove to be beneficial to the Celtics' health heading into the second-half. The Celtics have been 2.7 points per 100 possessions better with him on the court this season. Last season, he allowed 0.932 points per possession, which ranked in the 40th percentile. Boston snapped a four-game losing streak with Wednesday's win. They still have the best defensive rating in the league, and are continuing to give opposing teams struggles.

Pak Senate body sets stage for public hanging of Zainab's killer
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday formally announced the arrest of 23-year-old Imran Ali . Zainab's father, Mohammed Amin, on television, demanded that his daughter's killer be hanged.

They were back to going the Celtics' way Wednesday night. Curry, Durant and Thompson combine to average 74.0 PPG and shoot 43.3 percent from beyond the arc. They held Boston to a field goal percentage of 32.9%, but it was ultimately not good enough to pull out the victory with their offensive struggles.

The Warriors lost 92-88 back in November when they took on the Celtics in Boston. They will face a stiff test on Saturday night in a prime-time game against the Warriors, which will show if they've made some progress. "We needed to. We didn't do enough the last couple of games". A player whose game is contingent on creating handle and meandering through with his handle and agility needs a good knee with which to do it.

His injury will delegate more minutes to young Terry Rozier as Kyrie Irving's backup during Smart's absence.

"We've always had that next-guy mentality", said Jaylen Brown, "so when somebody goes down, it's an opportunity for somebody to step up".

Other News

Trending Now

Karnataka bandh: Schools, offices may remain closed on 25 January
Bengaluru , Mysuru and Malaprabha Command Area's districts like Belagavi, Gadag, Dharwad and Bagalkot bore the maximum brunt. Repeated efforts by the state seeking Prime Minister's intervention to solve the issue, have also not been successful.

Google's subscription-free audiobooks are now available in India
Owned by Amazon , Audible , is now heralded a leading provider of audiobooks, and is not available on Google Assistant devices . Android devices are getting offline playback of books at launch, and Google has also integrated the service with its assistant.

Lebanese Prime Minister Steps In to Overrule Ban on 'The Post'
The matter has now been transferred to Lebanon's Minister of Interior and Municipalities, who could still overturn the decision. In 2006, it waged a month-long war against Hezbollah after the movement's fighters abducted two Israeli soldiers.

Apple Takes On The Smart Speaker World
For marquee products like the iPhone X, which was expected to be in short supply, Apple opened preorders at exactly 12:01 a.m. Well, then the HomePod with its intelligent personal assistant Siri is where it's at.

AU to inaugurate Buhari as 2018 anti-corruption Champion
So, it is important for President Muhammadu Buhari that he has been chosen as the champion for this theme. African leaders have been called upon to lead in setting good examples in the anti-corruption fight.

Cooperstown Bound: Jim Thome elected into Baseball Hall of Fame
Having covered the steroid era, my personal opinion has always been that their inclusion would be a stain on the Hall of Fame . He finished his 19-season career, all of which he played for the Braves, with a.303 batting average and 468 home runs.

Mattis says Turk offensive in Syria is disruptive
The US and Ankara may come face-to-face in Manbij , though the possibility is "small", Turkey's deputy prime minister said . That's what the unraveling USA relationship with "NATO partner" Turkey has come to: military brinkmanship...

Liverpool's win over City feels like six months ago for Klopp
As for Swansea they can welcome back right-back Kyle Naughton & Mike van der Hoorn from suspension and injury respectively. Swansea are having a very poor season, picking up just four wins and 17 points from their first 23 games this season.

Rocket Lab Launches 2nd Test Flight of Electron Small-Satellite Booster
Its smaller size is meant to increase affordability and launch flexibility for customers with smaller payloads. But Rocket Lab does have five completed Electron rockets available, and expects to fly again in "early 2018".

Dolores O'Riordan Mourned by Thousands of Fans in Open Casket Memorial
Many carried daffodils and other yellow flowers, which they said represented sunshine. Her funeral mass will take place at 11.30am on Tuesday in St Ailbe's.