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Highlights of the Celtics' 118-72 win over the Cavaliers

Highlights of the Celtics' 118-72 win over the Cavaliers

FINAL SCORE: Celtics 118, Cavaliers 72

IN BRIEF: The Celtics dominated the Cavs from start to finish in their penultimate preseason game of the year. Boston will play Cleveland again on Tuesday to wrap up the preseason and begin their regular season schedule. 

BOX SCORE

CELTICS PRESEASON RECORD: 3-0

HIGHLIGHTS:

JAYLEN BROWN'S EMPHATIC SWAT

TIME LORD CONVERTS ON SMART LOB

JAYLEN BROWN THROWS IT DOWN

TIME LORD WITH ANOTHER LOB JAM

SMART DOING SMART THINGS

PRETTY PASS FROM EDWARDS

JAVONTE FIGHTING FOR THAT 15TH ROSTER SPOT

UP NEXT:
@ Cavaliers, Tuesday, 7 p.m., NBC Sports Boston

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The Enes Kanter Show: What makes Celtics fans, city of Boston unique?

The Enes Kanter Show: What makes Celtics fans, city of Boston unique?

Enes Kanter has played just six games for the Celtics, so the jury is still out on how he fits on the basketball court.

But the city of Boston already seems like a very good fit for the outspoken big man.

On the second episode of NBC Sports Boston's "The Enes Kanter Show," Kanter admitted to co-host Chris Forsberg he's already noticed a difference between Boston fans and the fans of other teams he's played for.

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"The one thing I love about Boston is, it's a very educational, very influential town," Kanter said.

"Whichever city I play for, people used to run at me and say, 'Good game last night, good double-double, good this, good that.' But now people are coming up to me and saying, 'Hey, I read your op-ed last night, it was amazing.'

"They're like, 'What you're doing is so brave, keep doing what you're doing.' And I'm like, 'Wow, they don't talk about just basketball. They talk about what's going on off the court too.' That really touched my heart, for sure."

Kanter has been an active critic of the Turkish government under president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and has written op-eds in both The Boston Globe and the Washington Post since coming to Boston this offseason.

The 27-year-old also has met with several local politicians, including Massachusetts senator Ed Markey, to help him exercise his right to free speech in the face of pressure from Erdoğan.

Kanter's activism hasn't gone unnoticed in Boston, where fans are as liable to compliment him for his off-court work as they are for him helping the Celtics win.

Check out the full episode above or in the YouTube player below.

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The Enes Kanter Show: Friendship with Gordon Hayward, Celtics' leadership dynamic

The Enes Kanter Show: Friendship with Gordon Hayward, Celtics' leadership dynamic

In the second episode of "The Enes Kanter Show," Chris Forsberg and Enes Kanter discuss the Celtics' west coast trip and his friendship with Gordon Hayward and get a guest appearance from Tacko Fall, who calls into the show from Maine.

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2:23 - Enes talks about navigating his busy life and using his platform for good

5:25 - What's Kanter's favorite city to play in on the road?

7:15 - First impressions of Boston

10:54 - Why playing for a winning team was so important to him and Kemba Walker

12:27 - His friendship with Gordon Hayward

13:45 - Enes explains why he hated facing Marcus Smart and the type of player that he is

14:53 - The leadership dynamic of the team this season

15:30 - Does Enes want to prove everyone wrong about his defense?

20:30 - Enes calls friend and teammate Tacko Fall to discuss Maine, the cold weather, getting a haircut from Enes and how he's handling the spotlight

You can also watch the entire episode on YouTube:

 

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