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Terry Rozier FaceTimes Danny Ainge to ask who Celtics are picking in draft

Terry Rozier FaceTimes Danny Ainge to ask who Celtics are picking in draft

Terry Rozier got the inside scoop on the Celtics taking Robert Williams with the No. 27 overall pick, and it was all caught on camera.

During Bleacher Report's live NBA draft show, Rozier FaceTimed Ainge to find out who the C's were taking with their upcoming pick. Ainge first joked, "I got to draft a point guard," then said, "I think it will be Bob Williams but we're looking at all of the medical stuff."

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After the draft, Ainge said he didn't know he was live.

"I was obviously joking with Terry about the guard position. I had no idea I was on live, whatever it was," Ainge said. "I thought he was FaceTiming me. I had no idea. But, anyway, that is sort of funny. We're excited about Robert, and we felt like he was the best player available, and we think he's a great fit for our team."

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LeBron James tweets praise of Kyrie Irving after Celtics star beats Raptors

LeBron James tweets praise of Kyrie Irving after Celtics star beats Raptors

If anyone knows just how good Kyrie Irving can be, it's the Boston Celtics star's former teammate, LeBron James.

James and Irving spent three seasons together with the Cleveland Cavaliers and helped bring the franchise its first ever NBA Finals triumph in 2016. 

Irving went off for a season-high 43 points in the Celtics' 123-116 overtime win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at TD Garden. James, like everyone else watching, was amazed at Irving's performance.

The Los Angeles Lakers star even tweeted some praise for his former sidekick:

Irving also notched his first career game with 40-plus points and 10-plus assists in Boston's much-needed win against Toronto. Here are some other notes from the veteran guard's excellent night.

The Celtics and Raptors each have one win apiece in their season series, and Boston now sits just two games behind Toronto in the loss column. And the C's have Irving to thank for that.

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Stars, studs, and duds from the Celtics' win over the Raptors

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Stars, studs, and duds from the Celtics' win over the Raptors

BOSTON – In this battle of Eastern Conference heavyweights, there was a pretty good chance this wouldn’t be decided until the final few minutes of play.

It was indeed a late-game reversal of the earlier meeting between Boston and Toronto, with the Celtics – not the Raptors this time – executing down the stretch and escaping with a hard-fought 123-116 overtime win.

In their earlier matchup this season, Toronto pulled away with a 12-2 run to end the game. 

On Friday, it was Boston (9-6) outscoring the Raptors (12-3) in the overtime session to get the victory. 

Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from Boston’s win over a Toronto team which has the best record in the East.

STARS

Kyrie Irving: He was having a good night through the first three quarters, with an efficient 20 points. But Irving took it to another level after that to finish with a season-high 43 points on 18-for-26 shooting in addition to dishing out 11 assists.

Kawhi Leonard: It’s rare that a player could dominate the action the way Leonard did, and still not be the best performance of the night. Still, that shouldn’t diminish the 31 points he scored on 11-for-25 shooting from the field.

STUDS

Gordon Hayward: This was easily Hayward’s most complete game as a Celtic, contributing in a positive way at both ends of the floor. He finished with 15 points and five rebounds with five assists while playing a season-high 39 minutes.

Jayson Tatum: A slow start gave way to a furious finish for Tatum who tallied 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting after a rough 1-for-5 start from the field.

Serge Ibaka: Defense and scoring were major parts of Serge Ibaka’s game tonight, finishing with 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting but grabbing just four rebounds.

DUDS 

Kyle Lowry: The all-star was anything but that on Friday, tallying just 11 points on 3-for-12 shooting which include a dismal 1-for-6 shooting performance from 3-point range.

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