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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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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.

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