Celts Lose in OT to the Lakers, Newly Acquired Isaiah Thomas Scores 21 in His Debut in Green


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  LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Jeremy Lin had a season-high 25 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 118-111 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night.

    Wesley Johnson added a season-high 22 and Nick Young finished with 19 points, helping the Lakers win for only the second time in their last 18 games. The other victory came in double overtime at home against Chicago on Jan. 29. They haven’t won a game in regulation since Jan. 9, when they beat Orlando 101-84 at Staples Center.

    Isaiah Thomas, making his Celtics debut after Thursday’s trade from Phoenix, scored 21 points in 25 minutes before he was ejected with 5:03 left in regulation and Boston trailing 91-87.

    Celtics guard Avery Bradley got eight of his 20 points in the final 27 seconds of the fourth quarter, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that sent the game to OT. 

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