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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

All-Star SF Gordon Hayward (food poisoning) has been ruled out the rest of the game, the Jazz announce.

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.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz 55, Clippers 52 at half. Rudy Gobert has 10 points, 6 rebounds and 1 block in 12 minutes in his return from a knee injury. Gordon Hayward, who is reportedly dealing with food poisoning, has been limited to 3 points in 9 minutes. Clippers sixth man Jamal Crawford snapped out of a series-long slump with a game-high 15 points.

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."

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

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).

J.A. Adande @jadande

Wade blown layup leads to Horford dunk and-one. A 5-point swing that might be ballgame midway through 4Q.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Former two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury has been released from the final year of his contract with the Beijing Ducks after winning three championships in six seasons. Marbury, 40, declined an opportunity to coach with Beijing and hopes to sign with another Chinese Basketball Association team. "We agreed that I would leave this season and the door is always open to coach. They had the option for me to play or coach and they wanted me to coach. It's understandable at my age, but my age doesn't dictate my game. This gives me strong desire to work hard and try my best to come back to help a team win a chip," Marbury told The Undefeated.

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.

J.A. Adande @jadande

Jimmy Butler is wiped out. Was fouled on drive, stopped to sit on basket support. But can he sit if Celts can put it away in early 4Q?