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Fear the Newsletter: It's time for a Cavs-Celtics rematch

That and more in today’s newsletter.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here's today's Fear the Newsletter, where we will always try to set you up like Kyrie passing to LeBron off the glass.

TALK TO ME: The Cavs didn't play last night, but some things still happened. For one, Kyrie Irving didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness, but will probably play tonight against Boston. Kay Felder was sent down to the D-League and scored 33 points for the Canton Charge.

LEGEND HAS IT: Boston comes into tonight's game having won two straight. Currently, they are five game back of the Cavs in the East while holding off the Hornets for the No. 3 seed. And as detailed here by Adam Himmelsbach from the Boston Globe, the Celtics want to make up for getting trounced by the Cavs earlier this season. 8 p.m., TNT, be there.

ALL DUE RESPECT: The Celtics were off Wednesday ahead of Thursday's game. The Hornets, for their part, trounced that Magic behind a monster third quarter. The Spurs, without Kawhi Leonard, beat the Suns behind a 27-point night from LaMarcus Aldridge. Out in Oakland, the Warriors and Raptors tangled with the former taking home the W in the most exciting game of the night.

JOB WELL DONE: We didn't post much yesterday, but community member $_C wrote a good FanPost on how some misunderstand Kyrie. To come today: a piece on Felder, a Locked on Cavs mailbag podcast and a preview of Cavs-Celtics.

CROWN: This piece by David Itzkoff of the New York Times on how 'Rogue One' brought back familiar faces is really fun. The New Yorker had Oscar Parham, an inmate in Chicago, write about his war against roaches in his cell. The Guardian's Sabrina Siddiqui wrote about what it was like to be a Muslim covering the 2016 election. GQ interviewed UFC bantamweight contender (and native Ohioan) Cody Garbrandt about his diet and affinity for s'mores Pop Tarts. Lastly, Steve McPherson wrote about Thibs putting the young Wolves in advanced courses at ESPN 1500.

That's it for today. Drop your questions, comments and concerns to christopherwmanning@gmail.com and we'll talk to you tomorrow post Cavs-Celtics.