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What’s fueled this latest Celtics’ run? Some rest

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The thinking was given more time to practice, the Celtics would be able to clean up some of the slippage we saw in a rough patch of play in December. It was a relatively close game, but it was a game in which Boston seemed to play with a little more bounce, more energy than we had seen a couple weeks ago. "Well, we've had two practices and a snow day," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens.

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Marcus Smart warms up the cold-shooting Celtics

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For most of the first quarter of Boston's matchup against Minnesota, based on how both teams came out misfiring, you would have thought the game was being played outdoors in the frigid temperatures and swirling wind. Smart had a team-high 18 points for the Celtics (32-10), doing so on 8-for-13 shooting from the field. It felt good to see a couple shots finally go down," Smart said.

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Slumping Cavs welcome Isaiah Thomas to starting lineup

For most of this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers were forced to mix and match at point guard while waiting for Isaiah Thomas to fully recover from his hip injuries. Thomas made his debut for the Cavaliers on Tuesday and when they visit the Orlando Magic on Saturday night, he will be in the starting lineup. "I'm just used to two or three guys always on me," Thomas said.

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Thomas to start for NBA Cavaliers, Rose could return soon

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Point guard Isaiah Thomas will make his first start for Cleveland on Saturday as the Cavaliers seek a bounce-back win against the Magic in Orlando. Thomas, traded to Cleveland from the Boston Celtics prior to the season, was idle until this week as he recovered from a nagging hip injury. Thomas scored 17 points in 19 minutes off the bench in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday and said that "for the most part" he feels fine.

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Cavaliers in annual rut as they try to straighten themselves out

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BOSTON — We've reached that time of year, my friends. It's the time of year when the Cleveland Cavaliers' season starts to go off the rails a bit — as it did each of the past three campaigns. And through some combination of fans panicking, LeBron James tweeting cryptically and the front office wheeling and dealing, the Cavs made it to three straight NBA Finals. Wednesday's loss — a 102-88 stinker against the Boston Celtics — shouldn't be all that surprising. Cleveland, the oldest team in the league, was playing on the second night of a back-to-back. And the Cavaliers were playing on the road after flying in late Tuesday night. And they were playing a Celtics team that had 2? months to stew

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Bucks’ Antetokounmpo leads All-Star balloting

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The Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo is the leading vote-getter in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star voting released on Thursday. Greece's Antetokounmpo, who earned his first All-Star nod last season, received 863,416 votes to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers' four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James (856,080) by 7,336 votes for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and overall after the first 12 days of fan voting. Antetokounmpo, 23, has enjoyed a stellar start to the 2017-18 campaign.

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