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Celtics, 76ers meet in London as NBA plays again in England

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When the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers play Thursday in London, they'll both be looking to leave a mark on the league's global stage. For the teams, that's the obvious payoff. It'll also provide a reminder of the league's future. A number of the players — including Kyrie Irving and Joel Embiid — set to take the court at the O2 Arena are also likely to appear in February's All-Star Game, some surely going to be bolstered by votes they get from those fans in London and watching worldwide. And the amount of young talent that will be on display makes this the most hotly anticipated matchup of the eight regular-season games that have taken place in England. "I'm appreciative of all fan votes.

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Celtics, 76ers meet in London as NBA plays again in England

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When the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers play Thursday in London, they'll both be looking to leave a mark on the league's global stage. A number of the players — including Kyrie Irving and Joel Embiid — set to take the court at the O2 Arena are also likely to appear in February's All-Star Game, some surely going to be bolstered by votes they get from those fans in London and watching worldwide.

Source – sports.yahoo.com

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NBA Power Rankings: Warriors locked on top, Timberwolves slowly climbing

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In the five games since his return from a sprained ankle, Stephen Curry has averaged 35.2 points per game, hit 53.2% of the 12 threes he has a game, and averaged a +13 — and with him back the Warriors have averaged 121.7 points per 100 possessions as a team (7 per 100 better than second-place in that span). Boston swept a five-game homestand that included beating the Rockets, Cavaliers, and Timberwolves — all because their defense is locking teams up.

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Danny Ainge tweet featuring Gordon Hayward’s ankle may be an auspicious sign for Boston Celtics

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It hasn’t even been three months since Gordon Hayward grotesquely twisted his ankle before a nationally television audience during the opening minutes of the NBA season. On Tuesday, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge tweeted out a photo of a smiling Hayward poolside. Ainge’s tweet was also a surreptitious update on Hayward’s ankle rehabilitation.

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Basketball-Celtics, 76ers out to put on a show for London NBA fans

The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers are set to meet in a London showdown on Thursday evening in a clash of two of the NBA's in-form teams. The Celtics – led by free agent acquisition Kyrie Irving – have been the surprise story of the season, recovering from losing star player Gordon Hayward five minutes into the campaign to lead the Eastern Conference with a 33-10 record.

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Jaylen Brown: Donald Trump’s Made It ‘More Acceptable For Racists To Speak Their Minds’

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Jaylen Brown has spoken out about racism in the U.S. in the age of Donald Trump. The 21-year-old also shared details of the racist abuse he endured on the court during his youth in Marietta, Georgia. Brown praised former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick for sparking protests against police brutality and systemic racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem before NFL games last season.

Source – sports.yahoo.com