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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle O'Quinn, Enes Kanter talk about Frank Ntilikina's defense in the 2nd half vs. Orlando; Jeff Hornacek is encouraged by Troy Williams' athleticism:


Adam Reisinger 

Jimmy Butler, who was helped off with an apparent knee injury in the third quarter, came into tonight leading all players with 37.3 minutes played per game. He was 10th in total minutes (2,052); Wolves teammates Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns rank 1-2 in total minutes.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics' net rating Friday with Marcus Smart on the court: plus-30.1, which includes a team-best defensive rating of 84.4. Smart, returning to action after missing the last 11 games with a hand laceration, helped Boston's reserves score a season-high 65 bench points.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle says he hopes to have Nerlens Noel back after these upcoming two games.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek on Lance Thomas' value and versatility on defense:


Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Warriors injury report for tomorrow's game vs. Oklahoma City: Draymond Green (right shoulder soreness) is probable. Jordan Bell (left ankle inflammation) & Patrick McCaw (non-displaced fracture, left wrist) are out.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Neither Frank Ntilikina nor Jeff Hornacek are concerned about the knee pain Ntilikina has dealt with occasionally in recent weeks. Ntilikina says he can play through the pain. Hornacek said it isn't anything to be worried about.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was impressed by the Frank Ntilikina-Trey Burke backcourt and likes how Ntilikina defended shooting guards vs. Orlando:


Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Pistons look refreshed so far coming out of the All-Star break. Solid ball movement and energy defensively. Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson each have six points. Andre Drummond already has a pair of nice blocks.