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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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Pierce nails ridiculous shot that doesn't count (0:32)
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What you looking at Sullinger? (0:16)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics say Kelly Olynyk has a bruised right shoulder and will not return vs. the Clippers.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, who retreated to the locker room with a team doctor late in the first half, is not on the bench to start the second half. Fellow big man Amir Johnson is wearing a wrap around his back and did not start the second half with Boston going small with Marcus Smart playing alongside Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, and Jared Sullinger.

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Jordan posterizes Smart on alley-oop (0:31)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 71, Clippers 64 (half): For the second time in as many home games, Boston put up 70+ first-half points. Boston shot 53.5 percent from the floor and 44.4 percent beyond the 3-point ac. Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas with 13 points apiece to lead five Celtics in double figures for scoring. Clippers shot 57.1 percent overall and 60 percent beyond 3-point arc.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Clippers 37, Celtics 33 (end 1st): Old friend Paul Pierce hit a couple of early 3-pointers and DeAndre Jordan added 11 points (making 3 of 4 free throws, even when the Celtics went to Hack-a-Jordan late in the frame). Jared Sullinger with 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting to pace Boston.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas gets his All-Star jersey from owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca before Wednesday's game vs. Clippers.

Red Sox's farm system remains in top 10

Boston has graduated a number of highly-ranked prospects and lost two top-100 prospects in the trade for Craig Kimbrel. Big international spending and productive drafts keeps its system in the top 10. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Pierce on if he ever truly considered the Celtics as free agent this summer: "The Celtics were a rebuilding team. Young and up-and-coming. I think my career here ran its course. I had a great career here, 15 years. What more could you ask for? I was able to win a championship here. I've had my fun."

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Pierce, Clippers travel to Boston

Los Angeles can complete its 4-game road trip at a perfect 4-0 with a win in Boston tonight. This could be Paul Pierce's final game in Boston. Follow live

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Pierce on if this could be his final season and final game in Boston: "It could be. I'm not 100 percent sure."

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