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How Kemba Walker proved himself as a leader to Jaylen Brown

How Kemba Walker proved himself as a leader to Jaylen Brown

Ever since Kemba Walker came to Boston, he’s been asked about his leadership abilities and what he’s doing to help guide his Celtics teammates. Instead of dissecting what he needs to tell everyone else on Boston roster, Walker usually discusses the things he needs to fix with his play or touches on adjustments both he and his teammates need to make together. This is then followed by some comment intended to reassure everyone he’s confident things will come together. Everything Walker…

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Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker expect to play vs. Lakers

Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker expect to play vs. Lakers

After a two-game layoff due to a sprained right thumb, Jaylen Brown is expected to be back on the floor for Monday’s game against the Lakers. “Jaylen, I think, is going to go,” Brad Stevens said. “He went through shootaround.” Brown wore a glove on his right hand after he initially injured his thumb against the Pistons on Wednesday and had it on again prior to Saturday’s game, which he missed. Instead of the glove, he had tape around his…

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Skyhawks slow down Tacko Fall, Carsen Edwards scores 28

Skyhawks slow down Tacko Fall, Carsen Edwards scores 28

Tacko Fall didn’t score until there was 3:57 left in the third quarter of Maine’s game against the College Park Skyhawks (Atlanta) on Sunday. He finished with nine points, seven rebounds and one blocked shot, but his time was limited more than usual (15 minutes) as a result of College Park’s approach and the fact Fall got into foul trouble (five). — vs. Everybody! @tackofall99 #CrustaceanNation pic.twitter.com/3KiMutxwE7 — Maine Red Claws (@maineredclaws) January 19, 2020 College Park made it tough…

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How Celtics diagnose their recent defensive struggles

How Celtics diagnose their recent defensive struggles

The first quarter has been a big issue for the Celtics the majority of the season — which was the case again on Saturday. Jayson Tatum feels that’s an energy issue. Opponents “swing first.” But the Celtics have been able to work through their first quarter issues for much of the season. Between their defense and adjustments made on the offensive end after the first quarter, Boston has found ways to win plenty of games, especially against lesser opponents like…

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Marcus Smart set the last Celtics record you'd expect him to

Marcus Smart set the last Celtics record you'd expect him to

With Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown sidelined for Saturday’s game, Marcus Smart did everything he could to will the Celtics to a win over the Suns. It didn’t work out in the end, but he still went off for a career-high 37 points. Smart did most of his scoring from behind the arc. Well, that’s putting it mildly. Smart scored 33 of his 37 points from the perimeter. That’s right, Marcus Smart drilled 11 3-pointers on Saturday — on 22 attempts….

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Jaylen Brown out vs. Suns, Kemba Walker questionable

Jaylen Brown out vs. Suns, Kemba Walker questionable

Although the condition of Jaylen Brown’s thumb has improved, he will not play against Aron Baynes and the Suns on Saturday. At shootaround, Brad Stevens said scans didn’t show signs of a tear. “It’s a sprain,”  Stevens told reporters. “Still got a little swelling.” Jaylen Brown with a glove on his right hand as we get allowed into practice. — Jay King (@ByJayKing) January 18, 2020 In addition to Brown, the Celtics may also be without Kemba Walker on Saturday….

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Teams still searching for ways to combat Tacko Fall

Teams still searching for ways to combat Tacko Fall

Although the Long Island Nets found ways to stifle Tacko Fall at moments throughout Friday’s game, the big man still scored 16 points in 22 minutes. They tried to double him with a nearby guard once he got the ball in the post, which did throw him off at points. But the Nets couldn’t alter Fall’s shot when he went he went up. He was a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor (0-for-2 at the free-throw line.) King of the Paint!…

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Jayson Tatum cracks NBA's list of top-selling jerseys

Jayson Tatum cracks NBA's list of top-selling jerseys

LeBron James has been in the NBA since 2003-04, yet his jersey is the NBA’s top seller so far this season. Of course, he’s only in his second year with the Lakers, which plays a fairly significant role. Fourteen other names were released by the NBA on Friday when the league announced its top-selling jerseys, as well as overall merchandise sold by teams. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Steph Curry are second and third behind James. Right behind them at No. 4…

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Another game, another double-double for Tacko Fall

Another game, another double-double for Tacko Fall

Tacko Fall and the Red Claws can’t lose right now. Maine extended its winning streak to seven games on Thursday following the 107-103 finish in their matchup against the Salt Lake City Stars (Jazz). . @tackofall99 PUT HIM ON A POSTER! #CrustaceanNation pic.twitter.com/lqF9XrTa85 — Maine Red ClaWWWWWWWs (@maineredclaws) January 17, 2020 Fall did what he normally does when he’s with Maine: protect the rim and log a double-double. Fall scored 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting. He finished with 10 rebounds —…

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What to make of Celtics' loss to Bucks

What to make of Celtics' loss to Bucks

As much as no lead is safe in the NBA, it really looked like the Bucks were in position to coast past the Celtics on Thursday. Going into Milwaukee without Jaylen Brown (right thumb sprain) was a problem, but certainly not one that directly led to the Bucks scoring 76 points in the first half. Milwaukee’s transition offense was a problem. They scored 28 fastbreak points in the first half, the most the Celtics have let up in a game…

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