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Syracuse beats BC

The Orange took a run in the second half to blow things open, but once they were, they kept their distance. The 75-61 win over Boston College is Syracuse's fifth-straight. See the box score

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You won't like him when he's open

There should be a man on Tyler Lydon when he steps to the 3-point line. Syracuse's Malachi Richardson hits his teammate who adds three points to a 15-4 run.

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SweetSpot Tv: Middle of the pack (2:56)
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Carter loves the long ball

Eli Carter might as well have taken this shot from Cape Cod. In a close game, he makes it closer with this deep 3-pointer.

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Lydon isn't laying this one in

Syracuse's Tyler Lydon catches the nifty pass from Franklin Howard and jams it home. The Orange build on their already sizable early lead.

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Marcus Smart does not like cold weather (3:56)
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Isaiah Thomas comes up short

The Celtics All-star breezed through his fellow guards, but fell short in the final round. Kevin Pelton gives Thomas an A- for finishing second in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge. All-Star Grades: Skills Challenge

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Towns beats out Thomas to win Skills Challenge (0:22)
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Thomas headed to Moron Mountain?

Rumors of a "Space Jam" sequal or remake have been swirling for years, so Muggsy Bogues picks his lineup of potential players who could lose their talent. Bogues believes Isaiah Thomas might need to be wary of aliens trying to steal his skills. Muggsy's potential Monstars

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Marchand stays hot, Bruins serve Wild eighth straight loss (0:45)
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Super 8 Hockey Field Projection: Feb. 13

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, ESPN Boston High Schools editor Scott Barboza gives his first Super 8 hockey tournament projection.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Best known for his defensive tenacity, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart didn't get much of a chance to showcase his strengths during Friday's Rising Stars Challenge. Defense took a back seat as Smart and the U.S. posted a 157-154 triumph over the World at All-Star weekend in Toronto. Smart hit his first shot  a 3-pointer  just 30 seconds into the game, but went scoreless the rest of the way. Smart started for US and added four rebounds and five assists over 21:40.

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Could Boston trade for The Beard?

The Celtics could be a potential landing spot if the Rockets decide to move James Harden before the trade deadline. Kevin Pelton believes a deal that includes Isaiah Thomas could work out for both teams. Possible trades for Harden (Insider)

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