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The Celtics got an up-close-and-personal look on Monday at Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who posted 27 points and 16 rebounds in Boston’s 124-107 victory. Considering some of Davis’s prior work – he torched the C’s for 45 and 16 last January – they’ll take his pedestrian 8-for-19 performance. The bigger question is whether Davis may one day call Boston home. NBA insider Chris Sheridan has already noted that the Celtics are on Davis’s short list of potential landing spots, alongside the Lakers, Sixers, and Knicks. There’s even been speculation about the Pelicans trying to move him this season if they fall out of contention, and at 10-11, they’re currently 11th in the loaded West, trailing the Spurs, Kings, and Mavericks, tied with the Timberwolves, and percentage points ahead of the Rockets. Those dreaming of a Kyrie Irving-Davis pairing will have to wait until the summer. Because of the Rose Rule, the Celtics cannot acquire two players playing for 30 percent max extensions coming off their rookie contracts. B
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