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Silvia Morton
October 21, 2018

Entering Saturday, the 19-year-old had averaged 13.5 points and three rebounds in 26 minutes per game across two appearances.

"I think if you were in my position, I think it would be an easy decision", Irving said of his decision to commit to the Celtics.

Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris each added 16 points for the Celtics, who rebounded from their loss in Toronto on Friday night.

With his father Tim Hardaway Sr.in attendance and on his feet, Hardaway connected on two of three treys late and dished one out to Lance Thomas, whose 3-pointer pulled the Knicks to within one point with under a minute left.

Leonard played in only nine games for the San Antonio Spurs last season, mostly because of a quadriceps injury.

The last-minute loss was the second in as many nights for NY, which fell to the Brooklyn Nets, 107-105, on Friday, when Hardaway missed the potential game-winning 3-pointer as time expired.

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Leonard did not travel with the Raptors to the nation's capital for their game at the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. But he played only 12 minutes before leaving with a sore right hamstring.

Knicks: Coach David Fizdale said G Courtney Lee would see specialists Monday after experiencing neck spasms that went down into his chest.

Knox was driving for a layup on a fast break when his ankle appeared to roll badly as he was fouled by Terry Rozier III. Knox stayed on the court briefly, appearing in pain, then was carried off by a pair of teammates.

Elsewhere, Kemba Walker scored the game-winning free throw with less than a second left as the Charlotte Hornets spoiled Dwyane Wade's final home opener by beating the Miami Heat 113-112. His X-rays came back negative, per the team.

Baynes left the game midway through the second quarter, requesting to be substituted as he limped to the locker room, where he was assessed by the Celtics trainers.

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