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Watch Celtics star Jaylen Brown's awesome windmill dunk in Team USA win vs. Japan

Watch Celtics star Jaylen Brown's awesome windmill dunk in Team USA win vs. Japan

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown put on a show Thursday in the United States men's basketball team's 98-45 win over Japan at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.

Brown scored a team-high 20 points, and two of them came on this fantastic windmill dunk that is sure to feature on the 21-year-old's highlight films for a while. Check it out in the video below:

Brown wasn't the only Celtics player to shine for Team USA on Thursday as point guard Kemba Walker chipped in 15 points of his own. Walker and Brown are two of the four Celtics players on the American team -- Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart both sat out against Japan due to injuries.

Team USA's next game is a second-round matchup Saturday at 8:30 a.m. ET against reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greece.

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2020 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: No clear-cut choice at No. 1

2020 NBA Mock Draft 3.0: No clear-cut choice at No. 1

BOSTON -- With about six weeks of NBA games left to play, there’s a heightened level of uncertainty as to who will be the No. 1 overall pick. 

There is no Zion Williamson in this year’s draft; that is, a player who would be the top pick regardless of who is on the clock. 

This is a draft where the top picks are going to address specific team needs as opposed to most drafts where the value of the early selections is how they enhance a team's overall talent. 

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And just like there’s no clear-cut No. 1 pick, there’s going to be quite a bit of jockeying among NBA teams as far as who will have the best shot at landing one of the top picks. 

That said, here’s the current draft order based on records and the player those respective teams are likely to select. 

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How Tremont Waters fared for Maine Red Claws vs. Lakeland Magic

How Tremont Waters fared for Maine Red Claws vs. Lakeland Magic

With Tacko Fall out due to a toe injury, Tremont Waters was the center of attention for the Maine Red Claws on Thursday night.

Unfortunately for Maine, Waters was unable to propel them to victory as they fell to the Lakeland Magic, 106-103.

It was a rather inefficient day for Waters, as the Boston Celtics rookie had 14 points on 5-for-17 shooting to go along with 11 turnovers.

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He did provide a few nice highlights, though, which you can watch below:

With Waters struggling, it was Bryce Brown leading the way for the Red Claws with 27 points and 5 rebounds.

Waters and the Red Claws will look to bounce back Saturday at 7 p.m. with a home matchup against the Erie Bayhawks.

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