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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Jordan is "thrilled" to see the NBA All-Star Game awarded back to Charlotte for 2019. "We want to thank Commissioner Silver for his leadership throughout this process and for the decision to bring NBA All-Star back to Buzz City," the Hornets chairman said in a statement. "All-Star Weekend is an international event that will provide a tremendous economic impact to our community while showcasing our city, our franchise and our passionate Hornets fan base to people around the world. We look forward to serving as hosts for NBA All-Star 2019 and welcoming all visitors and guests to Spectrum Center."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the NBA announced that the All-Star Game will return to Charlotte in 2019 after it was relocated to New Orleans this year due to concerns over the controversial Bathroom Bill.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jared Ralsky, an exec who has worked for the Spurs, Bucks and Pelicans, built a strong team this season in Italy with Aquila Basket Trento. They are currently in the semifinal and over-performed expectations given the club's resources and recent history. Ralsky, the Sport Director with Trento who is well-regarded in basketball circles, could be a candidate to fill an NBA front office role; several teams in Italy - one reportedly being Virtus Bologna - are interested in hiring him to run their franchise, per sources.

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It hasn't seemed to matter who is guarding Kyrie Irving of late. He's made at least half of his shots against six different Celtics defenders over the last three games. Over that span, he's scored 94 points on 48 shots while shooting 68.8 percent from the field.

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ICYMI: JR Smith's daughter was born five months premature, weighing just one pound. She headed home yesterday. es.pn/2qjISGt

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The Cavaliers shot 45.7 percent in their Game 3 loss to the Celtics. On Tuesday night, Kyrie Irving (42 points) and LeBron James (34) combined to shoot 61.2 percent -- 30-for-49.

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Cavaliers shot 59.5% for the game, matching their franchise playoff record for single-game field goal percentage. They shot 71% in the 2nd half

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

LeBron says "closeout game is always the hardest."

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LeBron James and Kyrie Irving outscored the Celtics, 60-50 after the Celtics took their largest lead of the game (16 points).

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The 93 points scored by LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are the most they've scored as teammates in a playoff game.

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The 42 points by Kyrie Irving are the most by a LeBron James teammate in James' playoff career.