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Celtics forward Marcus Morris available for tonight's game vs. Raptors

Celtics forward Marcus Morris available for tonight's game vs. Raptors

If Chicago has any chance of beating Toronto on Saturday, they'll need LaVine to get his game back on track.

The 29-year-old Morris is averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 assists this season (both highs among Celtic bench pieces and personal bests for Morris' eight-year National Basketball Association career), is shooting 50.4 percent from the field (and 48 percent from deep).

Jaylen Brown scored three points on 1-of-9 shooting. "So I don't blame him for saying we're lacking toughness, at that point of just willing yourself to be in the right spots, and stay disciplined and be smart enough to follow the game plan". "Obviously, last game we had a big lead and let them come back in the game, and in the end of the game we had a lot of miscommunications and stuff like that".




Parker is Chicago's second-leading scorer with 15.1 points per game. On top of that, Kawhi Leonard was undergoing his scheduled rest. They haven't had a losing streak longer than two games since the 2016-17 season, and that's thanks to their collective mental ability to get back up after being struck down.

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. Valanciunas hasn't developed into the low post scoring threat the Raptors envisioned, but he's had a number of good games against the Bulls by attacking the offensive glass. The game airs at 6 PM (CT) on ESPN. Zach LaVine has cooled off from beyond the arc after a hot start, mostly due to aggressive double teams limiting his opportunities. Irving could not be stopped, shooting 18 of 26 from the floor to finish with 43 points. Ryan Arcidiacono, Antonio Blakeney and Justin Holiday are now the Bulls' best 3 point shooters, and they'll need to deliver when the Raptors' defense loads up on LaVine. "And then we just have, for whatever reason, moments in the game that turn into extended moments in the game when we're not", said Gordon Hayward, who was held to seven points against his former club.

With two days off before their next game, the Raptors were able to ease into the break with their easiest win of the season, stretching their record to an NBA-best 13-4. We hope you'll make plans to join us.