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Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers

19 November 2018

"We got guys that can do so many different things", he said.

"Coming into the season we were all expecting that we would just kind of take over", Boston's Al Horford said after Wednesday's win, "and we're very risky". Plus, Siakam has been an offensive terror over his last 6 games and he's relentless in going after missed shots.

The two try to respect Leonard's privacy in the video above, but Ibaka does his best to explain why Kawhi remains such a mystery despite this being his eighth season in the National Basketball Association.

Utah's Donovan Mitchell led all scorers with 31 points, but the Jazz suffered their second straight defeat.

The chase-down block was one of Hayward's signature plays as a Jazz-man, and Mitchell used it against him.

"I didn't really do too much but just being in the right spot and keeping my mind focused on the game plan", said Mitchell, who also had three steals and made a big block as Utah pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Al Horford #42 and Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics look on during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 25, 2018 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They talk about Serge's hit show "How Hungry Are You?", his unique relationship with Kawhi, his resurgent play under Nick Nurse, giving back to his home country and the worst place he's been asked for an autograph.

Hayward himself has expressed a willingness to come off the bench if these struggles continue, and though Celtics head coach Brad Stevens acknowledged the frustrations that come with that lack of results, Stevens does seem relatively committed to getting Hayward's overall game back on track with minutes and on-court repetition.

Tatum has to deal with the return of Hayward and Kyrie Irving, the latter of whom was done for the season after knee surgery last March.

This year's Raptors squad is much more like a gorge and Danny Green spoke about that in the latest episode of his podcast Inside the Green Room alongside Harrison Sanford. "I had to do my part". So you've just got to be on your P's and Q's for the unknown, and that's the competition. In those contests, Hayward was limited to playing just 24 minutes.

"Well I think we can use it as a building block", Gordon Hayward said. Instead, the Raptors are 12-4 and will take a three-game losing streak with them to Chicago on Saturday night. But one thing is for sure - no Jazz fan is forgetting that play any time soon. "I mean, you're not going to". "We've been leaning on him a lot and I'm glad we came out on top".

"It's just a learning process".

Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers