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First look at Kemba Walker practicing with new Celtics teammates at Team USA Camp

First look at Kemba Walker practicing with new Celtics teammates at Team USA Camp

As Team USA training camp gets underway, Boston Celtics fans get a sneak peek at their 2019 squad.

"Team Shamrock" --  a.k.a. Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart -- put in some work with one another on Monday. In a video tweeted out by the NBA, the four C's stars participated in a drill together that included both Walker and Brown draining jumpers.

Watch below:

NBC Sports Boston's own Chris Forsberg captured a pair of videos of Team USA scrimmaging, and Kemba appears to be in midseason form:

Get excited, Celtics fans.

Walker can be considered a lock for one of USA Basketball's 12 roster spots, but Tatum, Brown, and Smart will have some competition. Utah Jazz' Donovan Mitchell, Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton, and Sacramento Kings' Harrison Barnes also will be battling for wing spots.

The FIBA World Cup in China begins Aug. 31.

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See why the Celtics' win over Denver was extra special for the Green Team's starters

See why the Celtics' win over Denver was extra special for the Green Team's starters

BOSTON -- We’ve seen a starter or two from the Boston Celtics’ first unit get hot on any given night. 

But all five starters?

That was indeed the case on Friday night in Boston’s 108-95 win over the Denver Nuggets. 

For the first time this season, all five starters for Boston (16-5) shot at least 50 percent from the field. 

  • Marcus Smart 4-for-5 (80 percent)
  • Daniel Theis 3-for-4 (75 percent)
  • Jaylen Brown 8-for-15 (53.3 percent)
  • Jayson Tatum 10-for-19 (52.6 percent)
  • Kemba Walker 8-for-16 (50 percent)

The previous high this season for Celtics starters shooting at least 50 percent from the floor, is four which Boston did on two separate occasions (at San Antonio on Nov. 9 and vs Dallas Nov. 11).

But what made Friday’s performance so special was that Boston did it against a Denver team that came into the game limiting teams to just 42.9 percent shooting from the field which ranked fourth in the NBA. 

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavaliers, which tips off Monday at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Tommy & Mike have the call at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.

Celtics' Jaylen Brown says he and Jayson Tatum are 'like fire and ice'

Celtics' Jaylen Brown says he and Jayson Tatum are 'like fire and ice'

The Boston Celtics earned a dominant victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday night, and they were once again led by the dynamic duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Tatum and Brown scored 26 and 21 points respectively, further showing that they're both making significant strides in their development. While they continue to embrace their roles as budding stars for Boston, that's where the similarities between the two young guns end.

Brown described the combination of him and Tatum with a perfect quote after the win.

“We’ve got different games ... It’s like fire and ice," he said.

That'll be printed on a T-shirt in no time. The question now, though, is who's fire and who's ice?

Next up for Brown, Tatum, and the rest of the surging C's is a matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers (5-16) on Monday night.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Cavaliers, which tips off Monday at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Tommy & Mike have the call at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.