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Smart's spin move helps C's force OT (0:17)

When the going gets rough

There are four teams in the power leagues without a conference victory: Boston College, St. John's, Minnesota and Rutgers. What's the challenge like for those coaches as they try to finish out a season like this? Our experts break it down. Coaches Roundtable (Insider)

Boston eyeing free-agent lefty relievers

Boston has been fairly quiet since the winter meetings, but that could change soon. According to the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham, Neal Cotts and Franklin Morales have caught the Red Sox's interest. MLB rumors roundup

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Pats don't have space, but don't need it

The bad news? New England has the third-highest payroll for 2016. The good news? The Patriots have very few impact free agents. Extending current contracts will be the main focus. Worst cap situations (Insider)

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Curry experimenting, Lakers, Celtics, Kings

Israel Gutierrez and Amin Elhassan discuss Stephen Curry's freedom for experimentation given the Warriors' dominance, the Lakers' disguised "tank job", the playoff potential of the Celtics and George Karl's ability to thrive in chaos.

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Big Air fit for Fenway

Even before spring training, there is action at Fenway Park ... with Big Air snowboarding.

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Power, and poise, in Vermont Academy's Bruce Brown

Boston native and Miami signee Bruce Brown continues to be a force for Vermont Academy. His coach says, "He's got that Russell Westbrook mentality."

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Should Celtics turn draft picks into a proven star? (1:26)
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Golic to Liverpool fans: 'Good for them' (2:03)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk injured his right shoulder late in the first half of Wednesday's game and did not return. Said coach Brad Stevens: "The only thing that I was told was that he subluxed his shoulder and went to New England Baptist [Hospital] for X-rays." The Celtics have a week off for the All-Star break that should help Olynyk recover.

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Celtics knock off Clippers in OT (1:23)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers on if the Boston Celtics can make a playoff run: "They could make a run. Listen, they're not scared of anybody. They've got a bunch of junkyard dogs who can play. & You better be ready when you play them or you're going to lose to them."

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Celtics top Clippers in overtime

The Clippers opened up a 6-point lead in the extra session, but Boston quickly erased that and came out with a 139-134 win. Isaiah Thomas finished with 36 points, two shy of his career high. Box score

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Thomas sends Celtics to overtime

Isaiah Thomas has 34 points and made a jumper with 5.8 seconds left to force overtime against the Clippers. Chris Paul (31 pts) had a shot to win it at the buzzer, but missed. Follow live

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 98, Clippers 91 (end 3rd): Los Angeles got its deficit as low as 4, but Isaiah Thomas (24 points, 6 assists) trying to keep the Clippers at arm's length. Both teams shooting over 50+ percent from floor and 43+ percent beyond 3-point arc.

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