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Tacko Fall has a new (and fitting) Celtics uniform number picked out

Tacko Fall has a new (and fitting) Celtics uniform number picked out

Leave it to the Boston Celtics' tallest player to snag the biggest number possible.

Rookie big man Tacko Fall revealed at a "home court makeover" community event Thursday he plans to wear No. 99 with the Celtics, according MassLive.com's John Karalis.

Fall would become just the fourth player in Celtics history to wear No. 99. Jae Crowder was the last Celtic to rock the unique number before he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of the Isaiah Thomas-Kyrie Irving blockbuster exactly two years ago Thursday.

Fall wore No. 55 during NBA Summer League action and No. 24 at UCF, but his Twitter handle is @tackofall99.

Of course, it remains to be seen whether Fall will make the Celtics' active roster. The 7-foot-7 big man has secured an invite to Boston's training camp but will have to battle for a spot on the 15-man roster, as the C's already have signed two players to two-way contracts and have more than 15 players under at least partially-guaranteed contracts.

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Team USA highlights: Kemba Walker-led Celtics trio lights up Australia

Team USA highlights: Kemba Walker-led Celtics trio lights up Australia

Off-court chemistry is nice and all, but Boston Celtics fans just want to see their Team USA representatives get buckets.

Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown happily obliged Thursday morning.

The trio of Celtics players all played key roles in helping Team USA defeat Australia 102-86 in Melbourne in a tune-up game ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Walker led the charge, dropping a game-high 23 points on 9-of-22 shooting while adding six rebounds and one assist. Check out some of his highlights below:

Tatum and Brown were heavily involved, too, playing significant minutes alongside Walker in the third quarter as Team USA pulled away to take a double-digit lead. The two even connected for a sweet alley-oop early in the fourth quarter.

Tatum racked up 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting with three rebounds and four assists, while Brown also tallied 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting with six boards and a nice block on a Patty Mills layup attempt.

Walker, Brown and Tatum all logged over 20 minutes of playing time and combined for 45 of Team USA's 102 points, a sign that the Celtics' American contingent isn't just there for decoration.

Smart didn't suit up in the exhibition match as he recovers from a calf injury, but his Celtics teammates represented the Green quite well against Aron Baynes (eight points, six rebounds) and the Aussies.

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WATCH: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown connect for sweet Team USA alley-oop

WATCH: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown connect for sweet Team USA alley-oop

Want an enticing preview of the Boston Celtics' 2019-20 season? Head down to Melbourne, Australia.

That's where Team USA battled Team Australia on Thursday morning in a tune-up game for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

The Celtics have four players on Team USA -- Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart -- and all except Smart saw significant playing time in the Americans' 102-86 win.

And wouldn't you know it, but Tatum and Brown provided one of the highlights of the game, as the former found his Celtics teammate for a nifty alley-oop in the fourth quarter.

Brown's dunk was part of a strong Team USA run that helped the visitors pull away for a double-digit win.

Both Brown and Tatum finished with 11 points in the game, while Walker dazzled with a game-high 23 points on 9-of-22 shooting.

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