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Terry Rozier’s clutch gene, Marcus Morris closes, and other leftover thoughts from Celtics-Warriors

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SAN FRANCISCO -- A leftover mix of thoughts and observations after the Celtics hung tough with the Warriors at Oracle Arena for 48 minutes on Saturday night.

1. Terry Rozier has a knack for the moment in crunch time: The third-year guard doesn’t get called on a lot to be a part of the closing lineup, but he’s made the most of his opportunities in that spot during this West Coast trip. Rozier scored five points in the final 26 seconds at Staples Center on Tuesday night, which gave the visitors a chance for the win despite trailing 106-100 with under 30 seconds remaining. He followed those critical points with another clutch jumper at Oracle last night off an inbounds play, despite battling a sprained right ankle.