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Warriors vs. Celtics: The Alec Burks #20 era begins

Also, the Warriors will probably lose.

NBA: Orlando Magic at Golden State Warriors Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are visiting the Boston Celtics tonight at 5:00 p.m. PT on TNT, in a game that is sure to be fun and satisfying if you’re a Celtics fan.

If you’re a Warriors fan . . . well, hey, it’s basketball. We all love basketball, right?

It’s a new era for the Warriors, as Alec Burks will be rocking No. 20 on his jersey for the first time. Burks is making the rare in-season jersey swap in honor of Kobe Bryant, who famously wore Burks’ prior number, No. 8.

And if you’re wondering: No, there’s no reason behind the new number.

The Celtics will likely have some pep in their step for the home contest. Prior to tipoff, the NBA will officially announce the reserves for the 2020 All-Star Game. The Celtics, who already have Kemba Walker as an All-Star starter, will see forward Jayson Tatum get his first All-Star nod.

So it’s two All-Stars vs. none. Not great odds.

But then again . . .

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