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Celtics hold off Grizzlies' rally (1:05)
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Tatum drops the hammer on the Grizzlies (0:18)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Based on age (30) and numbers, J.D. Martinez will get bigger deal than Yoenis Cespedes (4 yrs./$110M at age 31 last year from Mets) and Justin Upton (5 yrs./$106M at age 30 last month from Angels). But how much bigger? Scott Boras, believed to be seeking seven years, will point to Martinez and Mike Trout as only players since 2014 to hit .300 or better with at least 125 HR, 350 RBIs and 140 OPS+ as reason Martinez should get at least $28 million per year.

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Smart feeds Irving for flashy layup (0:21)
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Source: JuJu likely to play; Pats' Van Noy out

The Patriots downgraded linebacker Kyle Van Noy to out for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh because of a calf injury. Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, questionable with a hamstring injury, is expected to play, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Steelers duo, Brady get most Pro Bowl votes

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell received the most fan votes for the Pro Bowl, followed by Patriots QB Tom Brady and Steelers WR Antonio Brown. The top NFC vote getter is Eagles QB Carson Wentz. The Rams are represented by RB Todd Gurley and QB Jared Goff.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DE Trey Flowers, who missed the last two games with an injury to his ribs, is traveling with the Patriots to Pittsburgh today. That gives Flowers (team-high 6 sacks) a chance to make his return in Sunday's AFC showdown against Pittsburgh. Flowers, who has made significant progress in his recovery, hadn't traveled to the last two games.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Daniel Theis broke his nose late in the first quarter of Friday's loss to the Utah Jazz but he accompanied the team on its flight to Memphis for the start of a brief two-game road trip.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on Boston's recent rough patch: "There's going to be times like this. And this is nothing yet. I guarantee it. It's nothing yet. But what we're facing is just we've probably hit a little fatigue, we've probably hit a patch where we need to kind of all collectively and individually just kind of slow down for a quick second, gather ourselves and move forward."

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Jazz lose Gobert, beat ice-cold Celtics (1:12)
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Irving makes Rubio look silly (0:16)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics big man Daniel Theis suffered a facial injury late in the first quarter against the Jazz and will not return.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert limped off the court after suffering a left knee injury in the opening minutes of Friday's game against the Boston Celtics. He will not return.

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Brown converts defense to offense (0:15)