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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

J.R. Smith has been dealing with a sore left knee the last several games. He told ESPN that it is unrelated to his ankle injury that caused him to miss three games already. He does not plan to get an MRI and will just play through it. Ty Lue said if it gets worse, he'll pull Smith and rest him. Smith will start against Chicago.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Holiday will start in place of the injured Courtney Lee tonight. With Holiday in the starting lineup, Jeff Hornacek may increase Mindaugas Kuzminskas' minutes. He also has Lance Thomas back for the first time in three weeks and a healthy Sasha Vujacic. So he'll have options at backup SG.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics are wearing their "Parquet Pride" alternate jerseys on Friday vs. the Sacramento Kings. Boston was 3-4 in those gray, sleeved jerseys last season. Celtics are 4-2 when they've worn their traditional home whites this season.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics third-year swingman James Young was sipping from a "Monstars Secret Stuff" water bottle before Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings. Young was 1 when "Space Jam" debuted in theaters in 1996.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Parker is out tonight as the same knee he hurt in the opener at Golden State is still bothering him.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chandler Parsons will miss at least one more week, the Grizzlies announced. He has been out two weeks with a bone bruise in his left knee.

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

Good news, guys! Clark said he'll party with me! #NoPantsParty

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Fred Hoiberg says Dwyane Wade will not travel to Dallas on Saturday. He will rest on the second night of a back to back.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle indicated that Dirk Nowitzki, already ruled out of Saturday's game against the Bulls, is likely to miss at least one additional game due to lingering soreness in his right Achilles' tendon. "Dirk's situation is improving, but he is really out indefinitely," Carlisle said during his weekly appearance on 103.3 FM ESPN. Nowitzki has played in only five games for the 3-15 Mavs this season.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he didn't mind that his team chucked a season-high 42 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Pistons: "At the end of the day, we want layups. If we don't get layups, we want the floor to be shrunk ... Hey, we're not a team that gets to the foul line a lot, we're not a team that rebounds at a high rate, and we haven't scored it in transition, so to be able to be sitting where we are, offensively, I think a big reason is because we space the floor."

Sarah Spain Contributor, espnW.com 

After camping out all day waiting for him, it was time for me to celebrate the Cubs with LeBron, in his fancy uniform. Turns out, a lot of people had the same idea.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

For all those wondering -- it was James 23 on the back on LeBron's jersey.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Old friends share a moment.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron and Wade in the middle of the craziness.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade chides LeBron James as he makes his walk of shame.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

King Cub is in the building.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade watching LeBron walk in -- "Madhouse," Wade says.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee and Joakim Noah will be out tonight, per Jeff Hornacek. Kyle O'Quinn will start at center. Unclear who plays at shooting guard in place of Lee. Also, Lance Thomas will dress. Thomas has been out since Nov. 12 due to ankle injuries.