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NBA Highlights: Kemba Walker stays hot but Celtics fall to 76ers

NBA Highlights: Kemba Walker stays hot but Celtics fall to 76ers

FINAL SCORE: 76ers 115, Celtics 109

IN BRIEF: Kemba Walker had another great night for the Celtics, notching 29 points, but they couldn't overcome Joel Embiid (38 points, 13 rebounds) and the 76ers. The defeat marks the Celtics first home loss of the 2019-20 campaign.

BOX SCORE

CELTICS RECORD: 17-7

HIGHLIGHTS

KEMBA PICKS EMBIID'S POCKET, LAYS IT IN

ENES KANTER WITH THE SMOOTH SLAM FROM IN CLOSE

KEMBA FROM DEEP, AND-ONE

JAYSON TATUM FROM DEEP

KEMBA'S INSANE EFFORT TO GET LAYUP

KANTER WITH THE STEAL, SCORE AS THE BENCH POKES FUN AT HIM

HAYWARD KEEPS IT CLOSE

HAYWARD KEEPS IT CLOSE, PART TWO

UP NEXT:
@ Dallas Mavericks, Dec. 18, 9:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston
Vs. Detroit Pistons, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Boston

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Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Mavericks, which tips off Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike & Scal have the call at 9:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.

Marcus Smart, Danny Ainge chirp each other in hilarious Twitter debate over Jaylen Brown's epic dunk

Marcus Smart, Danny Ainge chirp each other in hilarious Twitter debate over Jaylen Brown's epic dunk

Jaylen Brown has gotten a lot of attention for his dunk over LeBron James. And rightfully so. The dunk was an epic one that sparked the Boston Celtics and their fans in their 32-point win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

But not all appeared to be impressed by the dunk. And that prompted a reaction from Marcus Smart.

On Tuesday night, Smart took to Twitter to shout out Brown's effort while also hilariously chirping Celtics GM Danny Ainge for his lack of reaction to the play.

Smart does have a point about Ainge being rather unimpressed with the play considering the massive impact it had on the crowd.

But as Ainge pointed out, he's "hard to impress" and had another favorite play from the game.

And once Smart heard that, he had one message for Ainge.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that will be possible.

Ainge tweeted that Celtics assistant GM Mike Zarren confirmed it would be a "salary cap circumvention" to buy the players lunch. But Smart wouldn't have it.

This is a pretty funny exchange all around and it's good to see that the Celtics are continuing to give off good vibes, even if it is just in a Twitter chirp-off about dunks and Chipotle.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Grizzlies-Celtics, which begins Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, followed by tip-off at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.

Celtics Talk Podcast: Reaction to Jaylen Brown posterizing LeBron James

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Celtics Talk Podcast: Reaction to Jaylen Brown posterizing LeBron James

The Boston Celtics had one of their best wins of the season on Monday night against the Los Angeles Lakers. And with it came one of the biggest plays of the season.

In the Celtics dominating 139-107 victory, Jaylen Brown had a monster dunk over NBA legend, LeBron James. The play sparked the TD Garden crowd and helped to put an end to any comeback momentum the Lakers were building in the third quarter.

Here's a look at the play, via the Celtics on NBC Sports Boston Twitter account.

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On the latest episode of "The Celtics Talk Podcast," Abby Chin and Chris Forsberg discussed how amazing the dunk was by Brown and how the C's swingman felt while making the play.

Chin spoke to Brown about what he was thinking about the dunk, and she also noted that he was more fired up than usual in the locker room after the game.

I asked him in the locker room if he knew he was dunking on LeBron as it was happening. And he said that he didn't, but he did know that it was a huge moment and loved every second of it.

Meanwhile, Forsberg marveled at Brown's athletic ability and how he was able to finish over LeBron.

Most guys jump and they come down. Jaylen went up, hit LeBron, and went higher. And I was like... that doesn't even make sense.

For more on the Celtics against the Lakers, Brown's dunk, and an exclusive 1-on-1 interview with Jayson Tatum, check out the latest episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast, which drops weekly as part of the NBC Sports Boston podcast network.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Grizzlies-Celtics, which begins Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, followed by tip-off at 7:30 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.