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2018 Schedule
34-12, 1st in Atlantic
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Irving hoping to return Sunday (2:02)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics' offensive rating with Kyrie Irving on the floor: a robust 108.1. When he's off? A meager 97.5. Irving said Saturday that his shoulder is feeling good enough to return to game action and hopes he can give Boston's slumping offense a lift.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics signed G-Leaguer Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract on Saturday to add some depth while the team battles injuries and illness. What can Eddie add? "They're a great team, just try to add my shooting and my floor-spacing abilities," said Eddie. "Just give them another part that helps win." Said Brad Stevens: "We've always thought very highly of him from afar and look forward to having him around."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving is hoping a new All-Star format adds some competitiveness to this year's game. "Hopefully this new format gives that competitive drive because I know some people want to see some matchups … everyone's hope of who they want to see go against one another. So I'm pretty sure … we'll put on a show, especially better than it was last year."

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19hChris Forsberg

Celtics' Irving set for return from shoulder issue

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving says he's "just ready to go back out there and play" after a shoulder injury kept him out of one game. He expects to return Sunday vs. Orlando.

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Being petty and dumping salary

Brian Windhorst, Andrew Han, Brandon Lowe and Tim MacMahon go behind the scenes of NBA Countdown (3:30), secret tunnels in L.A. (11:30), potential Houston trades (25:20) and what to do with Kemba Walker (38:30). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Han on the merits of doing your own research (57:35).

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics swingman Jaylen Brown is choosing family over fan base for Sunday's AFC title game. Said Brown: "Good luck to the Patriots but I hope my cousin [Jaguars CB AJ Bouye] picks off [Tom] Brady three times and takes it to the house. ... Expect me to come to the game on Sunday with my AJ Bouye jersey."

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Captains LeBron James, Stephen Curry spoiled with ASG talent (0:58)
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Embiid scores 26, Sixers beat Celtics 89-80 (2:18)
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Embiid scores 26, Sixers beat Celtics 89-90

Joel Embiid celebrated his first NBA All-Star selection with 26 points and matched a career best with 16 rebounds, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to an 89-80 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

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Embiid on Rihanna: 'Move on to the next one' (0:24)
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Embiid elbows Brown during celebration (0:25)
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Tatum rises up to stuff Anderson (0:15)
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Irving says his rest is 'precautionary' (2:17)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on the sore left shoulder that will keep him out Thursday vs. Philadelphia: "Structurally, everything is good in my shoulder and I'm [going to] do what's best, take a few days to strengthen it up even more and then try to give it a go Sunday. … Just precautionary stuff and just making sure everything is alright from a strength perspective."

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LeBron, Curry win ASG voting, to be captains

LeBron James received the most votes in the Eastern Conference, while Stephen Curry was tops in the West. They will serve as All-Star Game captains and pick their teams, which will be announced Jan. 25.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics have set up a tribute to Jo Jo White with his jersey draped on his familiar seat at TD Garden. Workers are wearing No. 10 pins in his honor.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving said a shoulder MRI came back negative but he's been sore. He's hopeful to be back on court as early as Sunday vs Magic.

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Celtics' Irving has sore shoulder, out vs. Sixers

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, who has had lingering discomfort in his left shoulder, was particularly sore after Tuesday's loss, and sat out against the 76ers on Thursday.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics'guard Kyrie Irving is out vs Philly due to a sore shoulder. Brad Stevens says he's hopeful to have him back "sooner than later" but has no firm timetable.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Kyrie Irving won't play tonight against Philly due to shoulder soreness. Brad Stevens said it doesn't seem like it will be a long-term issue.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Joel Embiid. Two-sport star? From today after shootaround here in Boston.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.723rd
Rebounds Per Game44.411th
Assists Per Game22.021st
Points Allowed97.92nd

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-183412.739
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305