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Machado, Pedroia have words after near hit by pitch (1:02)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

More overtime nail-biters in the NHL playoffs. The Capitals beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in OT to win their series 4-2. The ViewFromVegas is they closed it out as -145 road favorites and it stayed under the betting total of 5.5. Earlier, the Senators beat the Bruins 3-2 in OT to clinch their series at 4-2. They were +125 road underdogs and it pushed on the over/under of 5.

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Celtics even series at 2-2 (1:52)

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Isaiah Thomas: Mentally and emotionally, I'm not here. I just feed off what the guys give me. They give me a lot of confidence." Very candid quote on trying to play while coping with the death of his sister.

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Thomas: 'Mentally and emotionally I'm not here' (1:11)
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Thomas responds to Hoiberg's officiating comments (0:49)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas on playing while grieving the loss of his sister: "Mentally and emotionally, I'm not here so I just feed off what the guys give me. They give me a lot of confidence. I can't do it without those guys. They believe in me. Being here is what makes me, I guess, sane. It makes me feel somewhat normal through these tough times."

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Horford denies Butler at the rim (0:17)
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Hoiberg: Thomas 'discontinues' his dribble (0:23)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas addresses reporters for the first time since his sister died a week ago. "Mentally and emotionally I'm not there ... but being here is what keeps me sane," Thomas said. It's worth adding that PR requested he not be asked about his sister. Basketball questions only.

J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Fred Hoiberg praised Isaiah Thomas' toughness and resilience, then complained that he gets away with carrying the ball

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Isaiah gets assist with only one shoe (0:30)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to even their series at 2-2. The ViewFromVegas is they also covered as 1.5-point road favorites and it stayed under the betting total of 204 points. Despite the fave/under result, underdogs still lead 14-13-1 ATS in the NBA playoffs with one game closing pick 'em; overs lead 16-13 (though unders are 3-0 today).

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Horford gets important and-1 dunk (0:30)
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Thomas gets technical after trash talk (0:39)
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Green double pumps on two-handed slam (0:17)
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Crowder tosses Lopez's shoe, Lopez adjusts Crowder's (0:52)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas checked back into a tied game with 4 fouls with 5:12 remaining in the third quarter. To close out the quarter, Thomas scored 10 points and assisted on Boston's three other baskets as part of a 16-7 run. End of 3rd: Celtics 79, Bulls 70.