When Detroit beat the Celtics last month, Drummond scored 26 points and Jackson had 20. In the rematch, Drummond didn’t make a shot until late in the game and finished with just six points on 1-of-5 shooting while Jackson was 0 for 9 with two points.
“We were locked in,” said Boston center Aron Baynes said. “Our offense wasn’t as crisp as we wanted it to be, but defensively we had a game plan and we stuck with it. We were trying to pack the paint and make them make plays from the outside. Last time, they really had whatever they wanted inside the paint.”
Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is slated to make his return from a concussion Tuesday night when surging Vegas hosts the slumping Carolina Hurricanes at the T-Mobile Arena.
Fleury, a 14-year NHL veteran, has missed 25 games since Oct. 13, when Detroit Red Wings winger Anthony Mantha crashed into him. Mantha’s knee collided with Fleury’s head, resulting in the third concussion of the goaltender’s career.
Golden State returned from a dominant road trip that might help shape its season and showed once more how important depth is to its success.
Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots, leading the short-handed Warriors past the sluggish Portland Trail Blazers 111-104 on Monday night.
The incident stemmed from McDowell contending that he paid $600 for bottles of alcohol and VIP seating at the SL Lounge, despite a friend telling him he hadn’t paid, according to the incident report that was first obtained by TMZ. McDowell caused a disturbance by pouring bottles of liquor into an ice bucket inside the club. After he was removed, he got into a shouting match with police officers, according to TMZ.