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  • February 13, 2016

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Celtics cut down Clippers in OT

<p>Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) defends Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)</p>

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) defends Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON - Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fadeaway jumper that sent the game to an extra period, to help the Boston Celtics overtake the Los Angeles Clippers 139-134 in overtime on Wednesday night.

Jared Sullinger added 21 points and 11 rebounds. Jae Crowder finished with 19 points, and Avery Bradley added 18 points as the Celtics won their eighth straight at home.

Boston played the second half without big man Kelly Olynyk. He left late in the first half with a bruised right shoulder.

The Clippers led by five late in regulation, but went without a field goal for more than three minutes.

Chris Paul led the Clippers with 35 points and 13 assists. J.J. Redick added 27 points and DeAndre Jordan finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds.

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