CLEVELAND Teams

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Ohio State's Barrett runs in for TD (0:27)
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Ohio State with opening drive TD (0:25)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Iman Shumpert, who sat out the second half Friday vs LAC because of discomfort in his left knee, is out 5-7 days with a left knee effusion, per the Cavs. He was examined Saturday at the Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland's point guard woes continue. Jose Calderon, who started the second half against the Clippers, will likely be leaned on, along with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

With Michigan losing to Wisconsin, Ohio State gets in to the Big Ten Championship game with a win over Illinois today.

Bill Palladino ESPN 

J.T. Barrett will be suiting up at Ohio Stadium for the final time this afternoon vs Illinois at 3:30 ET on ABC.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Buckeyes overwhelming favorites vs. Illini

Ohio State has won eight straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings between these schools. Illinois' last win in the series came in 2007, when the unranked Illini stunned the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes in Columbus. ESPN's FPI feels good about OSU's chances at home on Saturday.

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What will Barrett's legacy be at Ohio State? (1:23)
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Bill Palladino ESPN 

Steve Levy, Brian Griese & Todd McShay talk Ohio State college football playoff scenarios at the Varsity Club in Columbus. Illinois takes on #9 Ohio State today at 3:30 on ABC.

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LeBron: Focused on Cavs' streak, not Celtics

The Cavaliers overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Clippers on Friday and extend their win streak to four games. LeBron James said they must continue to play well and not worry about how teams such as the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics are doing.

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LeBron leads Cavs' comeback win against Clippers (1:53)
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LeBron hits fadeaway dagger (0:17)
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Love knocks down huge 3-pointer (0:28)
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Rivers gets stuffed by Wade (0:15)
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LeBron's mulligan ties game late (0:22)
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LeBron fools Rivers with his handle (0:19)
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LeBron scores and-1 against Griffin (0:16)
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Wade goes off in second quarter (0:30)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers on the difference between 23-year-old and (soon to be) 33-year-old LeBron James: "I don't see a difference except for he's smarter. I'm amazed, really. We were laughing about it, it wasn't so funny to us watching film. Most players when they get to his age are smart enough now they see everything. But usually when they get to that age, they're too old to do anything about it. Kevin McHale had that comment. ‘If I had the knowledge now but my body at 22, I would have been the greatest player of all time.' LeBron has the knowledge of all those years and he's still top two, three athletic in the league. He has both going for him. He can beat you with his brain, he can beat you with his power. It's a daunting task when you watch him on film."

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Wade's sends no-look feed to Love (0:15)
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Wade's slick pass sets up Crowder layup (0:17)