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Celtics, winners of 15 in a row, are 7-point favorites at the Mavs tonight. Boston is 13-1-1 against the spread during the streak.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball's second triple-double features a career-high on the glass. The rookie had 11 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists to go with two blocks. His rebounds are the most by a rookie in a game this season.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Lonzo Ball nearly has his second career triple-double at the half with nine points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Denver coach Mike Malone and center Nikola Jokic were just ejected from the game by official Rodney Mott with 6:20 left in second quarter. Jokic missed an offensive rebound tip and the center acted like he was pushed in the back by Kyle Kuzma. Malone immediately ran onto the court at Mott to scream at him as play went down court. Mott T'd up both Malone and Jokic and threw both out. And Mott later gave Jamal Murray a technical for arguing a foul less than a minute later.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Walton says he talked to Lonzo Ball to let him know the team is behind him if he needs anything with yet another thing potentially for him to deal with after President Trump's tweet back to LaVar Ball concerning LiAngelo Ball. "He's got more on his plate than I can ever imagine anyone having especially at his age," the Lakers coach said. "It is our job to be here and let him know that we support him and believe in him. I don't know where it gets too much and how he reacts to it. I've made a point to talk to him and let him know whether or not he needs it that my belief and our team's belief in him is 100% there... To me it is all about the fact that we have three young college American students back at home. That is the most important thing. I am not really into the whole argument back and forth. I am just glad they are back home and able to be with their families and get an education."

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Reggie Jackson has been really good at the close of this game tonight. I've never typed that before.