Kyrie Irving scored 22 points before leaving the game in the final minutes nursing his right shoulder, Al Horford had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics coasted past the New York Knicks 128-100 on Thursday night.

Jaylen Brown returned after missing three games because of a bruised lower back and scored a season-high 21 points. Jayson Tatum added 17 for Boston, which won its fourth straight game and exacted a bit of revenge for a Nov. 21 loss to the Knicks.

The shoulder was wrapped in ice when he walked off the court at the end of the game. Irving thought it was his AC joint and said he would be OK.

"I think he got hit," Stevens said. "He didn't seem too concerned about it, but he's going to get looked over, as usual."

Utah 111, Houston 91: Derrick Favors scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench to lead the host Jazz over the Rockets. James Harden had just 15 points on 5-for-16 shooting for the Rockets.

Portland 108, Phoenix 86: Damian Lillard scored 25 points and handed out eight assists to lead the Blazers to the victory in Portland. The Blazers jumped out to a 31-5 lead and were never threatened. Jake Layman scored 25 points for Portland, which had lost three in a row.

Note

Brandon Ingram will miss the next two games because of a sprained left ankle.

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