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Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points against the Kings. He has 18 20-point games this season, tying James Harden and Russell Westbrook for most in the NBA.

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Celtics center Al Horford had 26 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocked shots in a win over the Kings. The 6 blocks is one shy of his career high, his most since he had 7 against the Kings in 2011.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 97, Kings 92: Al Horford didn't just score a season-high 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting, he added eight rebounds and six blocks while spending most of the night in combat with Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins (whose shot he blocked with chance to tie in final minute).

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Thomas' tough and-1 gets Celtics' crowd fired up (0:29)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics were 9-1 when leading at halftime coming into this game vs Kings. They are 3-8 when trailing after 3. Kings 72, Celtics 69 (end 3rd)

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Horford becoming Cousins' worst nightmare (0:43)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After getting just five shots in Wednesday's loss to the Detroit Pistons, Al Horford put up seven first-quarter shots against the Kings. Horford's 12 points had Boston up as much as 13 in the first frame but the team gave it all back after he subbed out. Celtics 29, Kings 29 (end 1st)

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Horford flat out rejects Cousins (0:21)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics are wearing their "Parquet Pride" alternate jerseys on Friday vs. the Sacramento Kings. Boston was 3-4 in those gray, sleeved jerseys last season. Celtics are 4-2 when they've worn their traditional home whites this season.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics third-year swingman James Young was sipping from a "Monstars Secret Stuff" water bottle before Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings. Young was 1 when "Space Jam" debuted in theaters in 1996.

Corey Reifinger

Yo Soy Fiesta -- and sweet cleats

We gave apparel designers a list of players, a blank canvas, and one instruction -- the crazier, the better. Here's what one artist came up with for Rob Gronkowski's cleats. Designing NFL stars' custom cleats

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he didn't mind that his team chucked a season-high 42 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Pistons: "At the end of the day, we want layups. If we don't get layups, we want the floor to be shrunk ... Hey, we're not a team that gets to the foul line a lot, we're not a team that rebounds at a high rate, and we haven't scored it in transition, so to be able to be sitting where we are, offensively, I think a big reason is because we space the floor."

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Al Horford, de la felicidad a lo absurdo

¿Quién en su sano juicio puede criticar a Al Horford por perderse un juego para asistir al nacimiento de su hija? Leer

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David Ortiz sigue labor caritativa tras retiro

El toletero dominicano está convocando nuevamente a celebridades deportivas y del espectáculo en RD para recaudar fondos que ayuden a mejorar la calidad de vida de cientos de niños enfermos del corazón y sin recursos de la isla y EEUU. Leer

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ortiz, from his charity golf event, called Carlos Beltran "another good choice" for Red Sox. "Veteran-wise, a guy that cares and really wants to win, I know he's another choice. It all depends the shape the organization is in."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Ortiz on Edwin Encarnacion: "He knows the American League. He knows that this division is a tough division to play in and what he does is guaranteed. It's scary to think what he can do."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman, through translator at David Ortiz charity golf event in the Dominican Republic: "I would love to get back to the Cubs. We are in negotiations, but it's not up to me."