Los Angeles Teams

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

What does Kobe Bryant dislike about his farewell tour? "Well, that we suck," the Los Angeles Lakers icon said of his 11-44 team. "That's tough. All joking aside, just being able to say thank you to the fans, it's hard for me to express how much the fans have meant to me, it really is. It's been such a driving force to come into places, these hostile environments and be booed and be the enemy, that stuff drove me for so many years and it's very hard for me to be able to put into words how much I appreciated that. The best I can do is to go out and play, even though physically I feel like crap, and say thank you as much as I can to them. I really appreciate the opportunity to be able to do that."

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Kobe on what he hates most on farewell tour: 'That we suck' (0:35)
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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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Kobe's final game in Cleveland comes in a loss (2:23)
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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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What you looking at Sullinger? (0:16)

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.