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UNC's Johnson throws down with authority

Not sure what got Brice Johnson mad, but he took it out on the rim.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 54, Bucks 53 (half): Jonas Jerebko picked up a slumping Boston bench with nine second-quarter points (making just about everything but a heat-check hook shot). Celtics didn't have an answer for off-the-bench Greg Monroe, who has 15 points and helped Bucks dig out of early hole.

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Chris Paul in attendance for UNC vs BC (0:10)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart took an elbow to the nose from teammate Evan Turner while chasing a rebound. He needed a minute to collect himself, but the team says Smart is available to return.

Boston College eyeing UNC stunner

Eli Carter's 17 points have allowed the Eagles to build a 37-31 lead over the Tar Heels at halftime. UNC leads the ACC, while BC is in last at 0-10. Box score

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 30, Bucks 26 (end 1st): Avery Bradley hot early (as usual, lately) and his nine first-quarter points have Celtics out front. Bucks started slow with new-look lineup, but got a spark from Giannis Antetokounmpo to trim deficit after falling behind by double digits.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics swingman Jae Crowder, dinged up lately and battling what he said is a high ankle sprain, is grinding it out again tonight in Milwaukee. No surprise considering he played up there at Marquette. While Crowder clearly isn't himself, he hasn't let his defensive intensity slip.

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Sky's the limit for Mookie Betts

Betts has superstar potential as a future 30-homer, 30-steal player. He's intelligent and athletic with great bat speed, terrific instincts and a proven ability to make adjustments. Breakout hitters in 2016 (Insider)

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

After signing RB Montee Ball to a reserve future deal on Feb. 1, the New England Patriots have officially waived Ball today. On Feb. 5, Ball was arrested on a felony battery charge after an apparent dispute with his girlfriend.

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Price donates $300K for ballpark in hometown (3:01)
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Looking at the Patriots' offseason

As a result of Deflategate, New England doesn't have a first-round pick in April's draft, but it doesn't have many holes to fill either. LeGarrette Blount and Jonathan Freeny are the Patriots' most prominent free agents.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski is visiting patients at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center today. Here, he signs his autograph for Drew Celli, 15, of Stoneham, Mass.

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Turner makes Lowe's unique squad

Celtics guard Evan Turner is a starter on Zach Lowe's fifth annual Luke Walton All-Stars. It's a roster created from players who have contributed in unexpected ways this season. Luke Walton All-Stars

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Michael Smith: Brady uses 199 as motivation (2:24)

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