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Watch Celtics center Enes Kanter host Tacko Fall for Turkish 'cheat day'

Watch Celtics center Enes Kanter host Tacko Fall for Turkish 'cheat day'

New Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter puts a tremendous amount of effort into his offseason workouts, but he understands that every once in a while it makes sense to treat yourself.

He does that by having a "cheat day," also known as a day where you consume a ton of calories and eat foods you normally wouldn't cook if you're trying to stay healthy or in shape.

Kanter's latest cheat day was Friday, and he hosted Celtics Summer League sensation Tacko Fall for a meal featuring several different Turkish foods. Check out the scene in the video below:

Kanter and Fall are two of the most popular Celtics players right now, and you can bet fans would love to see this duo on the court next season.

Fall, a 7-foot-6 center who went undrafted out of UCF, signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the C's last month and impressed during the team's Summer League tournament run in Las Vegas. 

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher and Rich" radio show that the team is "trying" to get a contract done with Fall.

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Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal team up for generous act amid coronavirus pandemic

Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal team up for generous act amid coronavirus pandemic

Jayson Tatum is finding a way to make an impact with his day job on hold.

The Boston Celtics forward has partnered with Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal in pledging to donate a total of $500,000 to food banks in the Boston and St. Louis areas as part of an initiative with Feeding America and Lineage Logistics called "Share a Meal."

Tatum made the announcement Monday on Instagram.

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As this virus continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable.¬† And while I sincerely pray that everyone is staying safe, healthy and social distancing, the reality is this virus has negatively impacted our families, loved ones and communities in so many ways.¬†¬†Because of the hardships created through this national health crisis and in an effort¬†to help those in need in the Boston and St. Louis area,¬†I am,¬†through¬†The¬†Jayson Tatum Foundation, partnering¬†with @feedingamerica and @lineagelogistics¬†on¬†their¬†‚ÄúShare A Meal‚Ä̬†campaign.¬†¬†Together, @lineagelogistics and The Jayson Tatum Foundation¬†are pledging to match $250,000 in the Boston area and, with my good friend and fellow basketball player Bradley Beal, $250,000 in the St. Louis area,¬†to help provide meals through @feedingamerica,¬†@stlfoodbank and¬†@gr8bosfoodbank.¬†¬†This campaign¬†will¬†help some of the hardest hit communities in Boston and in Brad and my¬†hometown of St. Louis,¬†receive meals. ¬†If you are able to help, I am asking my family, friends, ¬†fans¬†and partners to¬†follow¬†the link in my bio¬†to¬†help¬†make a difference in our communities during a very difficult time. I would especially like to thank all¬†the frontline workers and volunteers who¬†are working¬†around the clock¬†to keep all of us safe¬†and¬†healthy. Together‚Ķ. we will make a difference. #NBATogether #ActsOfCaring

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Tatum and Beal, who both grew up in the St. Louis area, each pledged to match $250,000 in donations to the Greater Boston Food Bank and the St. Louis Area Food Bank as the coronavirus pandemic threatens food security in both cities.

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"This campaign will help some of the hardest hit communities in Boston and in Brad and my hometown of St. Louis, receive meals," Tatum wrote, asking those who are able to donate to either food bank.

Boston had 1,877 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, more than several U.S. states. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh issued new measures Sunday encouraging all residents to wear a face covering while leaving their homes and instituting a recommended curfew of 9 p.m.

Tatum and Beal's donations are generous gestures as both cities attempt to deal with a virus that already has disrupted many lives.

Tatum had been enjoying a breakout season for the Celtics before the NBA was suspended on March 11, but it sounds like the 22-year-old has his priorities in order with basketball on pause.

Classic Celtics: Watch Larry Bird's heroics vs. Pacers in 1991 playoffs

Classic Celtics: Watch Larry Bird's heroics vs. Pacers in 1991 playoffs

Larry Bird was one of the most talented players in NBA history.

But he was also tough as nails.

Exhibit A: Game 5 of the Boston Celtics' first-round playoff series with the Indiana Pacers on May, 5, 1991, which NBC Sports Boston will re-air Wednesday night as part of our "Classic Celtics" series.

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Bird suffered a nasty head injury late in the second half of the winner-take-all Game 5, and Celtics fans feared he was done for the game.

The 34-year-old C's legend triumphantly returned in the second half, though -- much to the delight of the raucous Boston Garden crowd -- and incredibly finished with a team-high 32 points to help the Celtics defeat a talented Pacers team 124-121 and win the series, 3-2.

Our re-broadcast of Celtics-Pacers Game 5 begins at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday and will feature additional commentary from Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, an Indiana native who grew up rooting for the Pacers.

Here's how to watch:

When: Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m. ET
TV: NBC Sports Boston
Streaming: NBCSportsBoston.com and in the MyTeams app

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