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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics say Gordon Hayward will not play on Saturday against the Knicks - the second game of a back-to-back - due to left ankle recovery.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale on Frank Ntilikina (9 points, 4 assists, 3 steals), who had 7 points in a 2-minute span of the 3rd quarter to get the Knicks back in a game they'd eventually lose to Brooklyn. "Frank, he just keeps giving me multiple things. We needed some scoring, we needed a spark and he gave it to us there. When we needed defense the other night, he gave it to us there. Frank is our guy that does a lot different stuff for us and he's wearing that well .. He's going to fill out his role as we play more games and I'm going to let him tell me what that is. I'm going to just keep putting him out there and letting him play free and he'll start finding his comfort zone and where to be aggressive and where not to be aggressive as the season goes on."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Donovan Mitchell ranked fourth in the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring (477 points) last season but went scoreless in the final frame Friday night, going 0-of-7 from the floor as the Warriors rallied. "A lot of them I think I settled a little bit," Mitchell said. "I could definitely get to the rim a little bit more."

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George on the Thunder's 0-2 start: "It's no panic, we've got one of the best players coming back to our team at some point. But I take a lot pressure on that. I've still got to get this group ready to go."

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Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Billy Donovan: "We were way too easy to guard. The ball was never moved."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Boban Marjanovic only played 16 minutes, but he completely changed the fourth quarter as Doc Rivers went with him down the stretch. With the Thunder shooting miserably (Paul George 7-27 shooting, Dennis Schroder 2-15), and Boban patrolling the paint there weren't many alternative options to score. This is where, among many areas, where Russell Westbrook makes such an impact. He's a quality midrange shooting out of a pick-and-roll and can attack bigs like Boban and draw fouls. OKC is 0-2 with the Kings on Sunday, and a hope Westbrook will be back for it.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder have done an admirable job of getting by without Russell Westbrook combined with Paul George and Dennis Schroder struggling mightily with their shots, but as the Clippers pull away in crunchtime it appears to caught up to them.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox had a strong performance in his second NBA game with 17 points on 7-for-14 shooting (3-for-4) off the bench for New York. "I just want him to keep building his confidence, keep competing at a high level. I'm still on him tough about his defense because I see more there that he can do," said David Fizdale, who pointed out one of Knox's defensive miscues to the rookie right after he hit a game-tying three late in the 4th. Knox had struggled with his shot in the Knicks' last 3 preseason games and went 4-for-16 in NYK's opener. "I got some wide-open looks the last few games. Today I got some good looks," Knox said. "The difference is I was making them tonight."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

It started pretty rough for the Thunder, going down 16-0 to the Clippers in the opening couple minutes, but behind a solid bench spark from Alex Abrines they've come back to only trail by two at half. All while Paul George struggled with his jumper, scoring just 4 points on 2-11 shooting.