Marcus Smart Upgraded To ‘Questionable’ For Friday’s Game Vs. Cavaliers — NESN.com

Marcus Smart is inching closer to returning to the court. The Boston Celtics guard has been upgraded to “questionable” ahead of Friday’s contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden, the team announced Thursday. Smart missed the last seven games while dealing with a severe eye infection, which he recently compared to “hell.” #NEBHInjuryReport for…

Marcus Smart Upgraded To ‘Questionable’ For Friday’s Game Vs. Cavaliers — NESN.com

Kawhi Leonard, Clippers take win over Lakers in stride — Daily News

LOS ANGELES — Clippers coach Doc Rivers talks often about players who are “stars in their role,” guys who do what’s asked of them, like Moe Harkless with his versatile defensive chops or Ivica Zubac with his big-bodied rim protection. On the big Christmas Day stage Wednesday, Kawhi Leonard – cast as the Clippers’ leading…

Kawhi Leonard, Clippers take win over Lakers in stride — Daily News

Christmas game was ‘bigger than basketball’ for depleted Raptors — Toronto Sun

– It really is too bad that the Raptors weren’t at full strength for Wednesday’s Christmas Day game against the Boston Celtics. It would have been a lot more fun and entertaining for everyone to see two really good teams go at it at full strength (Boston was missing Marcus Smart, its best defender, but […]

Christmas game was ‘bigger than basketball’ for depleted Raptors — Toronto Sun

Marcus Smart Details Nasty Eye Infection: ‘Thought I Was Going To Go Blind’ — CBS Boston

Marcus Smart traveled with the Celtics for their Christmas Day win over the Raptors in Toronto, a welcome sight for his teammates and Boston fans.

Marcus Smart Details Nasty Eye Infection: ‘Thought I Was Going To Go Blind’ — CBS Boston

Maple Leafs captain Tavares lines up behind coach with plenty of confidence — Toronto Sun

John Tavares loves playing with Mitch Marner on his wing, but if Sheldon Keefe sees fit to keep Marner with Auston Matthews, the Maple Leafs captain is cool with that. “He’s trying to do what’s best for the team and get us to play the best we can,” Tavares said of his coach. “We all […]

Maple Leafs captain Tavares lines up behind coach with plenty of confidence — Toronto Sun

Boucher shines on Christmas in Raptors loss — Toronto Sun

There were a lot of things for the Raptors not to like about Wednesday’s 118-102 loss against Boston, but Chris Boucher’s strong play wasn’t one of them. A couple of games after setting a new high with 21 points, Boucher went off for 24, added six rebounds and blocked a couple of shots. With the […]

Boucher shines on Christmas in Raptors loss — Toronto Sun