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Kyrie Irv­ing scored 22 points be­fore leav­ing the game in the fi­nal min­utes nurs­ing his right shoul­der, Al Hor­ford had 19 points and 12 re­bounds, and the Celtics coasted past the New York Knicks 128-100 in Bos­ton Thurs­day night.

Jaylen Brown re­turned af­ter miss­ing three games with a bruised lower back and scored a sea­son-high 21 points. Jayson Ta­tum added 17 for Bos­ton, which won its fourth straight game and ex­acted a bit of re­venge for a Nov. 21 loss to the Knicks.

Tim Har­d­away Jr. scored 22 for New York, which has lost four of its last five games. Enes Kan­ter had 14 points and 11 re­bounds, and Noah Von­leh had 12 and 10.


Lak­ers: Bran­don In­gram is stay­ing home from the Lak­ers’ up­com­ing twogame road trip due to his sprained left an­kle. He was set to have a pre­cau­tion­ary MRI Thurs­day night. In­gram in­jured his an­kle early in the Lak­ers’ Wed­nes­day night win over San Antonio when Spurs cen­ter LaMar­cus Aldridge fla­grantly fouled him. Cava­liers: Cen­ter Tris­tan Thomp­son has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for mak­ing an “in­ap­pro­pri­ate ges­ture” to a spec­ta­tor. Thomp­son’s ac­tion came at the end of the Cava­liers’ 99-97 win over the Brook­lyn Nets on Mon­day at the Bar­clays Cen­ter.

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