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Brad Stevens Calls It ‘Silly’ He’s Praised for C’s Success

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Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens is uncomfortable with all the praise he’s received for Boston’s success. In an injury-riddled season in which the Celtics lost two All-Stars in Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving, Stevens guided Boston to 55 wins and has them back in the Eastern Conference finals where the Celtics own a 1-0 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Asked about the praise he’s received for Boston’s success, Stevens said he’d prefer it all go to his players. “It’s silly,” said Stevens. “The praise is uncomfortable, and it’s just something that these guys should be getting it all. We all have a role to play, and we all need to play that role as well as we can.

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN

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Dirk Nowitzki Passes Wilt Chamberlain on All-Time Scoring List

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Dirk Nowitzki has reclaimed the No. 6 spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, passing Wilt Chamberlain on Monday night in what will probably be the final major milestone of his legendary career.

Nowitzki, the longtime face of the Dallas Mavericks franchise who is playing his 21st and likely final season, spent a few years as the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history before LeBron James passed him earlier this season. He entered Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans needing four points to pass Chamberlain, who scored 31,419 points in his Hall of Fame career, and accomplished the feat by swishing his first two shots of the night.

Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN

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Sources: Bucks to Sign Tim Frazier, Waive Christian Wood

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Milwaukee Bucks will sign guard Tim Frazier and waive forward Christian Wood in aftermath of Malcolm Brogdon foot injury, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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Sources: CJ McCollum Out at least One Week with Left Popliteus Strain

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Sources: Portland guard CJ McCollum has a popliteus strain in his left knee. He will be re-examined in a week.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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