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Horford respect – Kyrie’s knee – “Hayword return” Fakenews – Jaylen Brown mic’d up – & more

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The Boston Celtics can clinch a playoff spot with a win over Minnesota Thursday. The best thing is — no one seems to be talking about it. This #BannersAreFlat team has bigger fish to fry.

Kyrie Irving (sore knee) will be back against the Timberwolves Thursday after rest. Even better, turns out he didn’t have to miss any NBA games — sitting out only the exhibition against a G-League team, the “Chicago Bulls.”

Meanwhile, team-first Al Horford is finally getting some respect. Our friend Tomek (“Timi”) Kordylewski has put up a nice, brief breakdown video of one play from the Celtics-Bulls game that shows nearly why he deserves even more here.

Horford joined the NBA’s 10,000 point club the other night, with little fanfare. That’s how he likes it. Low-key, soft-spoken, focused not on numbers but on one letter: “W.”

Gordon Hayward will not play for the Celtics this season — sad, but true. If you’re as weary as we are with the daily “what color were his toenail clippings” and “what do you think this emoji means” tweets from the ESPN ecdysiasts…. Well, with respect, we all just need to stop clicking.

Jaylen Brown mic’d up on twitter: here.

Aron Baynes is back at to his customary #1 spot among the NBA’s defensive leaders. Brown, Terry Rozier, and Marcus Smart (of course) also crowed the top 10 list.

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