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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Ray Allen discusses surging C's, his past in Boston

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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Ray Allen discusses surging C's, his past in Boston

Ray Allen on 2008 reunion and number retirement; Brad Stevens on playing in London

0:40 - Chris Forsberg joins to talk about the state of the Celtics, if Boston or Cleveland will be the top team in the East, and a possible Gordon Hayward comeback.

10:00 - Ray Allen joins to discuss his thoughts on how the Celtics having been playing this season, if he would go to a reunion of the 2008 championship team, Paul Pierce getting his number retired, and if he would want his number 20 retired by the Celtics.

18:18 - Brain Scalabrine talks with Celtics head coach Brad Stevens about playing in London, if the NBA could expand overseas, and the amount of basketball talent outside of the United States. 

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE HERE

Kyrie Irving voted in as All-Star Game starter

Kyrie Irving voted in as All-Star Game starter

Kyrie Irving has been voted in as a starter in this year's NBA All-Star Game.

Irving led all Eastern Conference guards from in votes from fans, media, and players. It'll be his fifth All-Star appearance.

Here's the full list of starters from both the Eastern and Western conferences:

Irving is averaging 24.1 points per game this season and shooting a career-high 47.3 percent from the field.

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE

Kyrie Irving out vs 76ers with shoulder injury

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Kyrie Irving out vs 76ers with shoulder injury

BOSTON – Brad Stevens said Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving will sit out tonight’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Irving aggravated his shoulder in Boston’s 116-113 overtime loss to New Orleans on Tuesday, and was held out of the team’s practice on Wednesday. 

Without Irving, Boston will start Marcus Smart in the backcourt along with Jaylen Brown, with the frontcourt consisting of the usual trio of Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Aron Baynes. 

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE