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NBA notes: Celtics star Kyrie Irving to miss game tonight because of quadriceps injury

All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will sit out Boston's game against Brooklyn on Monday night because of a right quadriceps injury.

Irving said he was hurt Saturday in a loss at Orlando. Irving said he expects to return Wednesday against Toronto.

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The Celtics say guard Marcus Smart also is unavailable because of an illness.

Boston has lost two consecutive games.

Etc.

Former NBA All-Star Shareef Abdur-Rahim is starting his first full week as president of the G League. Abdur-Rahim is replacing Malcolm Turner, who stepped down last month to take over as athletic director at Vanderbilt. Turner's last day with the G League was last week. So now it's Abdur-Rahim's task to keep taking the league to higher levels.

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