National Basketball Association capsules: Celtics edge Hornets for 11th straight win


Boston extended their winning streak to 11 games with a 90-87 victory against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.

Kyrie Irving didn't score in the two minutes he spent on the court against the Hornets.

George helped the Thunder by scoring 42 points with nine rebounds and seven assists in a 120-111 home win.

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Without Irving, the Celtics shot 23% in the first quarter and were 0-of-7 from three-point range.

Larkin finished with a season-high 16 points in 17:21, while rookie Jayson Tatum, playing after leaving the previous game with an ankle injury, scored 16 points, Terry Rozier totaled 15 points seven rebounds and four assists, Marcus Morris had 14 and seven rebounds and Jaylen Brown 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Frank Kaminsky scored all 14 of his points in the first half, Dwayne Bacon had 10 points and Dwight Howard 11 rebounds in the loss.

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Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond suffered disappointing seasons in 2016-17, but they have both looked like All-Stars this term.

The Central Division-leading Pistons won for the seventh time in eight games.

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been declared out for the rest of the contest against the Charlotte Hornets Friday after taking a hit in the face from teammate Aron Baynes, as reported by Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe and Chris Forberg of ESPN, who also pointed out that Irving is being examined for a concussion.

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Bucks 94, Spurs 87: In San Antonio, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and Milwaukee snapped a four-game skid with a victory over San Antonio in Eric Bledsoe's debut with the Bucks.