BOSTON Teams

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Marchand scores go-ahead goal with backhand (0:22)
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Bergeron scores one-timer on power play (0:25)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward being out west this week: "Basically, one of the things that we wanted to do with him was change his environment just to move a little bit. So he's going to be here for these two games [in Los Angeles] and then he will stay here in Southern California for a week or 10 days with a couple of our staff and then rejoin us in Boston." I'd say that the traveling looks like it could be early March ... He's still got a long way to go. But he's a really good spot shooter."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford on All-Star nod: "It makes me feel good because I feel like I've always taken a lot of pride in playing the right way and putting the team first always. The coaches have seen that and have rewarded me over the years. It's a big honor for me."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Al Horford's All-Star nod: "Totally deserved. It's good to see a guy that may not have the quote stats that other people have recognized for all that he brings to the table... He's a huge huge reason why we're where we are. And he has a huge influence on everybody in our locker room."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward is here at Staples Center for Celtics-Lakers.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics were disappointed last year when Al Horford didn't land an All-Star berth. Horford muscles his way to his fifth All-Star nod this year while leading the first-place Celtics in rebounding and assists. He's also just outside the NBA's top 10 in 3-point percentage.

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Legler says Horford is extremely versatile (0:44)
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Law weighs in on Brady vs. Belichick importance (0:30)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving makes the case for Al Horford as All-Star reserve while noting Celtics are on top of the East: "He's a big part of our team. ... He has my vote."

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Irving: Social media makes NBA drama '10 times worse' (0:52)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on all the drama around the NBA: "The way you respond is the most important thing." Thinks social media adds to all the noise.