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Rozier scores 20, leads Celtics to 102-88 win over Cavaliers

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One by one, the Boston Celtics lined up to embrace Isaiah Thomas. Terry Rozier scored 20 points in 20 minutes, stealing the spotlight from Thomas, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals and leading the Celtics to a 102-88 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Thomas received a standing ovation from the Boston fans but did not play one night after making his season debut in a return from a hip injury.

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What did we learn from ESPN’s dive into the Kyrie Irving trade?

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ESPN’s deep dive into the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in the summer of 2017 threw up several fascinating new nuggets of information. The piece, authored by Hall of Fame basketball writer Jackie MacMullan, paints a more sympathetic picture of Irving’s psyche in the weeks and months leading up to the trade than any previous report on the megatrade. It also sheds new, yet still mysterious, light on the future of LeBron James. Here are the main conclusions. Did the Cavaliers try to trade Irving before he asked to leave? Yes, according to MacMullan, who reports that Cleveland “explored” trading Irving in June—suggesting that the team, and front office, were aware of the issues

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LeBron James Won’t Resign with Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving Felt Disrespected in Cleveland—Conclusions From ESPN’s Dive Into Celtics Trade

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ESPN’s deep dive into the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in the summer of 2017 threw up several fascinating new nuggets of information. The piece, authored by Hall of Fame basketball writer Jackie MacMullan, paints a more sympathetic picture of Irving’s psyche in the weeks and months leading up to the trade than any previous report on the megatrade. Did the Cavaliers try to trade Irving before he asked to leave?

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LeBron James Won’t Resign with Cavaliers and Kyrie Irving Felt Disrespected in Cleveland—Conclusions From ESPN’s Dive Into Celtics Trade

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ESPN’s deep dive into the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in the summer of 2017 threw up several fascinating new nuggets of information. The piece, authored by Hall of Fame basketball writer Jackie MacMullan, paints a more sympathetic picture of Irving’s psyche in the weeks and months leading up to the trade than any previous report on the megatrade. Did the Cavaliers try to trade Irving before he asked to leave?

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Celtics rout Cavaliers as idle Thomas gets ovation in Boston return

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Terry Rozier scored 20 points off the Boston bench to lead six double-figure scorers on Wednesday and the Celtics routed visiting Cleveland 102-88 in an NBA Eastern Conference showdown. Jayson Tatum and reserve Marcus Smart each scored 15 points, Jaylen Brown added 14 points and Kyrie Irving and Al Horford each contributed 11 and nine rebounds as the East-leading Celtics improved to 31-10.

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Rozier scores 20, leads Celtics to 102-88 win over Cavaliers

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One by one, the Boston Celtics lined up to embrace Isaiah Thomas. Terry Rozier scored 20 points in 20 minutes, stealing the spotlight from Thomas, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals and leading the Celtics to a 102-88 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Thomas received a standing ovation from the Boston fans but did not play one night after making his season debut in a return from a hip injury.

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Blakely: Score one for Kyrie, but with more than points

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As has been the case all season, Kyrie Irving was the last player to speak to the media following the Celtics' 102-88 win over his old team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a game that the Celtics dominated from the outset, the kind of game that you would think Irving would have to impose his will on the game to give Boston its best shot at winning. Because on this night, it wasn't Irving's scoring or even his presence that won the game for Boston.

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NBA roundup: Curry rescues Warriors

Stephen Curry buried a tie-breaking 3-pointer with three seconds remaining Wednesday, allowing the visiting Golden State Warriors to survive a frantic Dallas Mavericks rally for a 125-122 victory. Curry (32), Kevin Durant (25) and Klay Thompson (25) all topped 20 points as the Warriors beat the Mavericks for the ninth straight time while winning their eighth in a row on the road, matching the second-longest road streak in the NBA this season.

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