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Belichick 'not going to talk about the people' not at OTAs (0:29)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie QB Danny Etling smiles wide when asked about Tom Brady.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick on Tom Brady: "I'm not going to talk about the people that aren't here. The guys that are here are improving, they're working hard and those are the guys we're going to focus on."

Embiid mocks Baynes' failed layup (1:39)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Why hasn't Bill Belichick issued jersey numbers to Patriots rookies? He says there isn't time to focus on things that aren't important like that.

Stephen A.: 'Boston still has an advantage' (0:56)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Something unusual for Patriots rookies: They have yet to be assigned official jersey numbers. So at today's OTA, rookie QB Danny Etling will be in a red, non-contact No. 58 jersey. Said LB Christian Sam: "We just all had jerseys in our lockers the first day and we wore them."

Stevens: 'It's a blast to have to grit your teeth' (0:35)
LeBron wills Cavs to Game 4 win (0:59)
Cavs cruise to Game 4 victory (2:57)
Horford: Can't take LeBron 'for granted' (1:00)
Nichols: Celts 'not daunted' by Game 4 loss (2:54)
Stephen A. unsure if Cavs can win in Boston (1:19)
Cavs even series off LeBron's 44-point effort (1:36)
Smart denies LeBron, then Tatum gets up for alley-oop jam (0:18)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Two times The Q got extremely loud tonight: While Terry Rozier was shooting three free throws after JR Smith was called for a phantom foul on him; when Kyle Korver dived onto the floor between three Celtics players to try to save a loose ball. The roof was ready to blow off the place both times.

Celtics clank a trio of first-half dunks (0:48)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics put up a 35-point second quarter … and trimmed a measly point off their double-digit deficit. The Cavaliers shot 61.5 percent overall in the first half including 54.5 percent beyond the 3-point arc. Cavaliers lead was as high as 19 and a late second-quarter run pushed it back to 15 after Boston closed to single digits.