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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots host the Rams at 1 p.m. ET. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 30s, sunny and clear at Gillette Stadium. QB Tom Brady arrived for the game at 8:10 a.m. ET.

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Thomas shines in Celtics' one-point win (1:39)
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Celtics contribute on Bradley's fast break score (0:25)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 107, 76ers 106: Isaiah Thomas scored 13 of his game-high 37 points in the fourth quarter as Boston escaped with a win in a game it trailed in by as much as 11. An energized Thomas put Boston on his back in the final frame, scoring 12 straight points for the Celtics at one point during the final six minutes of the game. Backcourt partner Avery Bradley added 20 points for Boston.

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Saric fakes and drops Jerebko to the floor (0:26)
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Ilyasova throws up a one-of-a-kind shot that goes in (0:25)
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Rodriguez strips Thomas, Ilyasova finishes with a layup (0:20)
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NC State's Smith posterizes defender with tomahawk slam (0:20)

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The 76ers have lost five of six games without Joel Embiid this season, with four of the losses by double digits. Philadelphia is 3-10 in games Embiid has played.

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Bergeron flicks it home to put Bruins up two (0:19)
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How does the Red Sox front office work?

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Red Sox's baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)

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Al Horford is walking through that door

Al Horford's 26 points and six blocks in the Celtics' win over the Kings was the first 25 point, six block game since Kevin McHale dropped 33 points and rejected six shots in 1990, per the Elias Sports Bureau. McHale (four times) and Robert Parish (eight) are the only other Celtics to do that.

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Gronk rehabbing like only Gronk can (0:18)
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Patriots are a different team sans Gronk

The dynamic of New England's offense changes when Rob Gronkowski isn't on the field. The tight end underwent back surgery on Friday and will likely miss the rest of the season.