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Blazers top Celtics in OT (1:22)

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Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas did his part in the fourth quarter and overtime. The rest of his team ... well, take a look.

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Magic reveals his Mount Rushmore of NBA coaches (1:08)

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Isaiah Thomas joins Larry Bird as the only players in Celtics history to average 35 points over a 10-game span in one season. Bird had two 10-game stretches averaging 35 or more points that overlapped, and that happened in each of two seasons: 1984-85 and 1987-88 (via Elias Sports Bureau).

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Isaiah Thomas' dad points to watch after son's 3-pointer in loss (0:37)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Blazers 127, Celtics 123: Isaiah Thomas scored 21 of his game-high 41 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, producing his third game of 40+ this season, but the Celtics didn't make enough plays in crunch time and dropped their second straight at home to a sub-.500 team. CJ McCollum with 35 points, Damian Lillard with 28 for the Blazers.

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Rozier hits clutch 3 to send game to OT in loss (0:36)
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Boston, meet Meyers Leonard (0:39)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley has missed six of Boston's last seven games with a strained Achilles. With a four-game-in-five-night stretch looming next week, coach Brad Stevens doesn't sound in a rush to throw him back on the floor. "I don't anticipate Avery this week at all," said Stevens. "He's still got some soreness. Obviously, we're concerned about the long-term impact of a sore Achilles and what it means on that foot, but also what it means when you compensate off of it. He'll be back when he's ready, but I still think he's a little bit away."

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Harvard outlasts Dartmouth, 82-68 (1:05)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski said LHP Eduardo Rodriguez "most likely will not" pitch in the WBC. Rodriguez, whose banged-up right knee checked out well with Red Sox docs, said, "If I can, I'll go." Stay tuned.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In his first public appearance with Red Sox, Chris Sale on the challenge of adjusting to Boston, where the first season wasn't easy for co-aces Rick Porcello in 2015 or David Price last year.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to Avery Bradley (Achilles), the Celtics will be without Jonas Jerebko, Tyler Zeller, and Demetrius Jackson due to illness on Saturday vs Blazers.

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North Carolina holds off BC 90-82 (0:33)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Craig Kimbrel on big-money contracts for free-agent closers (Chapman, Melancon, Jansen): "They earned it. They've had unbelievable careers so far, and that's why they got paid what they did. I'm happy for them"