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Celtics, 76ers meet in London as NBA plays again in England

When the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers take center stage in London there will be a little more on the line than trying to get a victory and the league spreading its global brand. There may be a few All-Star votes to be had. A number of the players – including Kyrie Irving and Joel Embiid – set to take the court on Thursday at the O2 Arena also are likely to appear in February’s All-Star game.

Kelly Olynyk scores career-high 32 for Heat in return to Boston

Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 32 points in his rousing return to Boston, and the undermanned Miami Heat hung on for a 90-89 victory over the Celtics. On a night when the Celtics honored their former forward in his first game back, the popular Olynyk received a standing ovation from Boston fans and led the Heat to their second win this season against the top team in the Eastern Conference.

Boston bound: Cavs trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, more

The Cavaliers pulled off a blockbuster trade, dealing All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round pick. Irving asked the Cavs to deal him last month, and the team found a perfect partner in the Celtics, the team they beat in last year’s Eastern Conference finals.

Aron Baynes, Marcus Morris join Celtics together

The Celtics signed free agent center Aron Baynes, bringing him to Boston along with fellow former Piston Marcus Morris. On his once and future teammate, Morris said: “That’s the type of guy you want to play with, not against.”

Gene Conley, a former WSU two-sport standout, died Tuesday

Gene Conley was a rare professional double dipper, winning championships in two sports.Conley won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to a World Series championship. The Boston Red Sox, for whom Conley played for from 1961-63, announced Tuesday Conley died. He was 86.