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Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Former NBA player Metta World Peace will play under his former name, Ron Artest, with The Big 3 next season, the league says.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lue said something at Monday's shootaround that should make some Cavs fans happy. With four rotation players out, he's going to give the rookie a shot: "Cedi (Osman)," Lue said when asked who in his lineup will get more playing time other than Jose Calderon. "If we add a second guy it'd be Cedi."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James reflected on the playoff battles with the Detroit Pistons early in his career at shootaround ahead of the Cavs' game against Detroit on Monday: "It helped me out with my development, with my mental side of the game as well. Worked my mental toughness, my physical toughness, my competitive nature, going against those teams. Understanding what you need in order to be successful, or how to win, how to compete. They definitely have a chapter in my book."

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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.