SCOREBOARD
Sunday, June 15
Boston at L.A. Lakers (9 p.m. EDT). The Celtics, who came back from a 24-point deficit to beat the Lakers in Game 4 on Thursday, can clinch their 17th NBA title with a victory.

Monday, June 16
No game scheduled. Game 6 of the NBA finals is Tuesday night in Boston, if necessary.

BACK TO WORK
Faced with long odds, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers returned to the practice floor Saturday for the first time since Game 4, when the Boston Celtics stormed back from a 24-point deficit to win and take a 3-1 lead in this reborn rivalry. No team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals, and even if the Lakers can stave off elimination and win at Staples Center, they'll have to play Games 6 and 7 in Boston, where the Celtics are 12-1 this postseason.

INJURY UPDATE
le, would be in the starting lineup on Sunday, when the Celtics try to clinch the NBA championship.

SPEAKING
``We're down 3-1. The Yankees were up 3-1.'' - Forward Lamar Odom said Saturday after the Lakers' practice. Odom, a Yankees fan who hasn't forgotten the 2004 AL championship series, when the Yankees actually led Boston 3-0 before losing four straight games and the Red Sox went on to win their first World Series in 86 years.

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