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The Celtics need some soul-searching after another listless offensive showing

The sum of Boston's offense continues to be less than its parts, and it's becoming a major Celtics problem.

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Mitchell racks up 28 points vs. Celtics

Donovan Mitchell goes hammer time dropping 28 points in the Jazz's win over the Celtics.

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Exum lobs to Favors for powerful slam

Derrick Favors climbs the ladder to catch the lob from Dante Exum and throws down a powerful dunk.

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Gobert throws Smart's layup off the glass

Rudy Gobert tracks down Marcus Smart's layup and pins it on the backboard.

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Mitchell brings fan to help him warmup

Donovan Mitchell brings a fan on court to rebound for him while he practicing his free throws.

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Horford sends Mitchell layup out of bounds

Al Horford demolishes Donovan Mitchell's layup and sends it out of bounds.

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Mitchell loses Irving and finishes and-1 layup

Donovan Mitchell crosses Kyrie Irving and drives to the rack hard to finish the and-1 layup in the lane.

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Irving breaks Rubio and sinks 3-pointer

Kyrie Irving uses a behind the back dribble to crumble Ricky Rubio and follows it up by sinking a 3-pointer.

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Tatum throws down over Gobert

Jayson Tatum drives hard to the rack and rises up to dunk over Rudy Gobert.

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Rozier banks high-arching and-1 layup

Terry Rozier fights through the Jazz defense and puts up a high-arching and-1 layup off the glass and in.

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Kemba drops 60, but 76ers win

Philadelphia 122, Charlotte 119 OTPhiladelphia 122, Charlotte 119 OT

Kemba records career-high 60 points in Hornets' loss

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Butler blocks, drains game-winner in OT

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L.A. needs Ball, interior defense to bounce back after disappearing act

The Lakers got no scoring from Lonzo Ball, while their defense offered little resistance against the Magic.

A broken hand isn't stopping Rajon Rondo

An injury is keeping Rondo from playing on the court, but he has another task in Los Angeles: Get the young Lakers up to speed.

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Is this it for Melo?

'You're not going to get better in two weeks, you're going to get older in two weeks. It's a young guy's league.'

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Kellerman thinks Melo should play in China

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman break down the aftermath of Carmelo Anthony's departure from the Houston Rockets.

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Kelly Oubre Jr. signs with Converse

Fashion-forward Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Washington Wizards has a new sneaker deal that focuses on his casual style.

Kelly Oubre Jr. fuels fashion sense through emotions

The Wizards' sixth man considers himself one of the NBA's style icons and takes us through his favorite game-day outfits, shoes and accessories.

Coming together

Which NBA chemistry experiments are working, and which aren't?

The Lakers are starting to find calm within the chaos, while the Sixers and Wolves have brand-new concerns. Who's acing and who's failing their chemistry exams?

Tyson Chandler contemplated Warriors before choosing Lakers

When it came down to a choice between Golden State and Los Angeles, the former Defensive Player of the Year could see himself only in a Lakers uniform.

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