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Perkins, Crowder in altercation
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Cavs C Kendrick Perkins floored Celtics F Jae Crowder on a blindside pick late in the second quarte. The two got into a heated exchange, with Perkins throwing a slight jab at Crowder.

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Celts' Thomas out of sync
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Isaiah Thomas shot 0-for-7 off the bench in the first half to tie his career high for attempts without a make in a half. The C's are shooting 37.5 percent (15-for-40) as a team. Box score

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Halftime: Cavs 57, Celtics 36
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After a chippy first half, the visiting Cavaliers hold a 19-point advantage over the Celtics in Game 4, but it came at a cost. Kevin Love left with a shoulder injury in the first quarter and will not return. LeBron James leads three Cavs in double figures with 13 points. Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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Welcome to Kendrick's 'T' party

Including the playoffs, Kendrick Perkins has 67 technicals over the last 5 seasons -- tied for the 3rd-most in the NBA behind Russell Westbrook and Demarcus Cousins during that span. (via ESPN Stats & Info)

Perkins, Crowder get into it

Cavs big man Kendrick Perkins pushed Jae Crowder to the floor as he set a blindside screen, leading to a shoving match between the two with 1:44 left in the first half. Perkins received a Flagrant 1 foul and both players were assessed double technical fouls. Live on ABC/WatchESPN

J.A. Adande @jadande

Rewound the DVR and couldn't find any squabble with Perkins & Crowder prior to that shove. Guess Perk woke up like this.

LeBron's defense stopping C;s

The Celtics have yet to attempt a field goal with LeBron James as the primary defender. They went 8-of-26 in the first three games with James as the primary defender. Watch live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Perkins and Crowder get into it after Kendrick pushes Jae to the floor. Then Perk got a left handed jab in on Crowder's face.

Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Bottom line is Perkins will be ejected. The finger in the face was a bit too much. But point was made. Perkins in there strictly to 'Debo'

Playoff buzzer-beaters to remember
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Thanks to a buzzer-beater from Jerryd Bayless, the Bucks avoided a sweep vs. the Bulls. Here's a look at other last-second playoff shots, including one from LeBron James for the Heat

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Pop is asked about corner 3s and says this is not a strategy session. Says he's thinking about "pick and roll, Blake Griffin and turnovers."

Watch: Kevin Love's injury
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Kevin Love left Sunday's game against the Celtics after suffering an apparent shoulder injury in a tangle with Kelly Olynyk.

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Raising the Brow

The Pelicans plan to be aggressive and offer Anthony Davis a maximum five-year deal that could exceed $140M, league sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. Big numbers

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ESPN On Snapchat Discover live
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What did Steph Curry do to get on a list with Michael Jordan, Jerry West, Tracy McGrady, and LeBron James? Find out in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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?netw3rk @netw3rk

LeBron will give his haltime speech while cradling Love's bloody toga and showing the stab holes in it

Dave McMenamin @mcten

The Cavs have only characterized it as a L shoulder injury so far. Not dislocation. Love won't return. Undergoing ice & evaluation.

Update: Kevin Love will not return

Kevin Love will not return to today's Game 4 between the Cavs and Celtics. Love suffered a shoulder injury in a first-quarter tangle with Boston's Kelly Olynyk. Watch live