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4-0, 1st in Atlantic

The Hoop Collective: Beal's Extension, Zion's Potential, Carsen Edwards

On the day of an "NBA-shaking" move, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the Bradley Beal extension and how it affects the rest of the league. Plus, the crew breaks down Buddy Hield's pointed comments, the potential of Carsen Edwards (18:34), if Zion Williamson's preseason success will translate to the regular season (27:34), if Kyrie Irving is already dictating orders in Brooklyn (39:29), the underrated draft day trade that could alter the league for years to come and much more.

Edwards goes off for 8 3s in 3rd quarter (1:13)
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Celts' Edwards wows with 8 3s in one quarter

Carsen Edwards' third quarter Tuesday night included eight 3-pointers, four 30-footers and 26 points. "I've never seen anything like that," coach Brad Stevens said after Boston's 118-95 win in Cleveland.

My first NBA basket (2:32)
Tacko Fall dazzles crowd with pair of dunks (0:49)
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6dAdrian Wojnarowski

Celtics convert center Fall to two-way contract

Tacko Fall had his Celtics contract converted to a two-way deal Sunday. The move will allow the 7-foot-6 rookie to spend time in the G League and the NBA this season.

Smart's backward pass sets up Williams' dunk (0:16)
Brown knocks down one-handed dunk (0:16)

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Romeo Langford has a right knee strain and has been ruled out for the final minutes of the game. Langford went down awkwardly went down early in the fourth quarter.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Beilein said he doesn't expect lottery pick Darius Garland to play today.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

The Cavs went and visited Dan Gilbert yesterday. Cavs coach John Beilein said in lieu of a practice, the team went through a walkthrough yesterday in the gym in Gilbert's home.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Brad Stevens says Kemba Walker (knee) is going to play today against the Cavs, and will start with Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis. Brad Wanamaker has a hamstring issue, but Stevens expects him to play.

Tacko checks in, Orlando crowd erupts (0:20)
Smart, Edwards shine in to Celtics' preseason blowout (1:18)
Smart pulls a Steph, turns his back on buried 3 (0:34)
Elhassan: Tatum needs to balance his game better (1:26)
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11dTim Bontemps

The de-Mamba-ing of Jayson Tatum has begun

After a stagnant sophomore year in which the Celtics star settled for too many long 2s, Jayson Tatum is looking to evolve into a more modern NBA superstar.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Gordon Hayward said he bruised his left arm Sunday, but that he's feeling fine. Practiced today with a sleeve on it.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Brad Stevens said Robert Williams tweaked his groin working out before practice today. Stevens said he's getting an MRI. Romeo Langford and Daniel Theis both practiced fully after dealing with minor injuries recently.

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13dTim Bontemps

Tacko thrills Celtics fans in preseason opener

Tacko Fall logged five points, three rebounds and two blocked shots in eight minutes of action in the Celtics' preseason opener on Sunday.

Tatum and Walker power Celtics' win (1:06)

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Brad Stevens says the coaches challenges will be "interesting." Said the possibility of losing a time-out will make it tough, in his mind, to use them late in games like he did tonight.

Green dunks twice in under 20 seconds (0:30)

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Brad Stevens on his starting lineup: "That group needs to be better defensively, and they will be." Stevens said Robert Williams was so excited to play that he was winded by the 10-minute mark of the first quarter.

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.414th
Rebounds Per Game44.522nd
Assists Per Game26.35th
Points Allowed108.023rd

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