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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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LeBron on Kobe: 'Our fans got a great treat tonight' (1:25)
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LeBron stars in Kobe's Cleveland farewell

LeBron James finished with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Cavaliers to a 120-111 win over the Lakers. Kobe Bryant had 17 points on 5-for-16 shooting in his final visit to Cleveland. Box score

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LeBron, Cleveland fans thank Kobe (0:46)
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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

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Kobe's clutch 3-pointer lights up fourth quarter (0:22)
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Kyrie, LeBron leading Cavs

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James have combined for 53 points, giving the Cavaliers a 93-74 lead over the Lakers heading to the fourth quarter. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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LeBron's pass hits Russell in the groin (0:42)

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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Kevin Love leaves game with apparent shoulder injury (0:46)

Cavs lead by 17 at halftime

Kobe Bryant is just 2-for-9 from the field in his final visit to Cleveland, as his Lakers have fallen in a 64-47 halftime hole. LeBron James leads all players with 17 points and 7 assists. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Angels with worst farm system ever?

According to Keith Law, it is by far. They traded their top two prospects in the Andrelton Simmons deal. No one is remotely close to top-100 status. Without huge returns in the 2016 draft, they may need to trade Mike Trout. Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)

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LeBron passes Pierce ... for now

LeBron James entered the night 7 points behind Paul Pierce on the NBA's career scoring list. James has 14 tonight while Pierce, playing for the Clippers in Boston, has just 6, putting James ahead by 1 with both players still in progress.

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.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs honor Kobe Bryant.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving started every game that he played in during his rookie season under then-Cavaliers coach Byron Scott. Why hasn't Lakers rookie point guard D'Angelo Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in 2015, been given the same opportunity under Scott, who is now the Lakers coach? "[Kyrie] was just a little bit more mature," Scott said. "At 19, he was a little bit more business-like at practice and games. D'Angelo still has a playfulness about him, sometimes in practice he's joking around and losing a little bit of focus. But he's 19. I understand that." Scott added, "I didn't say [his playfulness] was a bad thing. But it is a bad thing at times. There's always a time to be serious and there's always a time to joke around. So I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I'm saying he's 19. I understand it, I'm not saying it's bad or good, but Chris Paul wasn't like that and Kyrie was a little bit, but not that much. But like I said, again, they're all different. And I accept that."

LeBron James off to strong start

The Cavs forward had 10 points and 5 assists in the first quarter, helping the Cavaliers take a 35-25 lead over the Lakers in Kobe Bryant's final trip to Cleveland. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Irving dances around Lakers defense (0:12)
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Randle amused at his missed dunk (0:18)