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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics' offensive rating with Kyrie Irving on the floor: a robust 108.1. When he's off? A meager 97.5. Irving said Saturday that his shoulder is feeling good enough to return to game action and hopes he can give Boston's slumping offense a lift.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics signed G-Leaguer Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract on Saturday to add some depth while the team battles injuries and illness. What can Eddie add? "They're a great team, just try to add my shooting and my floor-spacing abilities," said Eddie. "Just give them another part that helps win." Said Brad Stevens: "We've always thought very highly of him from afar and look forward to having him around."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving is hoping a new All-Star format adds some competitiveness to this year's game. "Hopefully this new format gives that competitive drive because I know some people want to see some matchups … everyone's hope of who they want to see go against one another. So I'm pretty sure … we'll put on a show, especially better than it was last year."

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

Those Patriots -7 lines? They're all gone in Las Vegas and offshore, as New England is back up to a 7.5-point favorite over Jacksonville in the AFC title game.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are down to 7-point home favorites at several LasVegas sportsbooks for Sunday's AFC title game.

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Will Tom Brady Play This Sunday?

Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser debate if Tom Brady will play in Sundays AFC championship, if this entire thing is a mind game, preview the entire championship Sunday slate of games and more.

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Being petty and dumping salary

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Brandon Lowe and Tim MacMahon go behind the scenes of NBA Countdown (3:30), secret tunnels in L.A. (11:30), potential Houston trades (25:20) and what to do with Kemba Walker (38:30). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Han on the merits of doing your own research (57:35).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots officially list Tom Brady (right hand) as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game, and as a limited participant in Friday's practice.