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2018 Schedule
34-12, 1st in Atlantic

Being petty and dumping salary

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Brandon Lowe and Tim MacMahon go behind the scenes of NBA Countdown (3:30), secret tunnels in L.A. (11:30), potential Houston trades (25:20) and what to do with Kemba Walker (38:30). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Han on the merits of doing your own research (57:35).

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown is choosing family over fan base for Sunday's AFC title game. Said Brown: "Good luck to the Patriots but I hope my cousin [Jaguars CB AJ Bouye] picks off [Tom] Brady three times and takes it to the house. ... Expect me to come to the game on Sunday with my AJ Bouye jersey."


Embiid scores 26, Sixers beat Celtics 89-90

Joel Embiid celebrated his first NBA All-Star selection with 26 points and matched a career best with 16 rebounds, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to an 89-80 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

Embiid on Rihanna: 'Move on to the next one' (0:24)
Morris bloodied by teammate's elbow (0:36)
Tatum fools defender for layup (0:19)
Irving says his rest is 'precautionary' (2:17)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on the sore left shoulder that will keep him out Thursday vs. Philadelphia: "Structurally, everything is good in my shoulder and I'm [going to] do what's best, take a few days to strengthen it up even more and then try to give it a go Sunday. … Just precautionary stuff and just making sure everything is alright from a strength perspective."

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2dIan Begley

LeBron, Curry win ASG voting, to be captains

LeBron James received the most votes in the Eastern Conference, while Stephen Curry was tops in the West. They will serve as All-Star Game captains and pick their teams, which will be announced Jan. 25.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics have set up a tribute to Jo Jo White with his jersey draped on his familiar seat at TD Garden. Workers are wearing No. 10 pins in his honor.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving said a shoulder MRI came back negative but he's been sore. He's hopeful to be back on court as early as Sunday vs Magic.

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2dChris Forsberg

Celtics' Irving has sore shoulder, out vs. Sixers

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, who has had lingering discomfort in his left shoulder, was particularly sore after Tuesday's loss, and sat out against the 76ers on Thursday.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics'guard Kyrie Irving is out vs Philly due to a sore shoulder. Brad Stevens says he's hopeful to have him back "sooner than later" but has no firm timetable.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Kyrie Irving won't play tonight against Philly due to shoulder soreness. Brad Stevens said it doesn't seem like it will be a long-term issue.


Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Joel Embiid. Two-sport star? From today after shootaround here in Boston.


Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers star

Chris Haynes and Marc Spears get on the line with Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard to talk about All-Star selections (4:20), market size (7:40), being a franchise legacy (10:20), staying connected to his neighborhood and more.

Stephen A. didn't like Rose calling out Pierce (1:38)
Rose tells Pierce his comments on tribute are 'petty' (1:04)

In the green room with Jackie MacMullan

Kevin Arnovitz hangs out with Jackie MacMullan in the ESPN green room to chat about NBA profanity (1:20), the Clippers (5:40), the Kings (16:05) and Jackie Mac stories (23:15).

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.723rd
Rebounds Per Game44.412th
Assists Per Game22.021st
Points Allowed97.92nd

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