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Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

At the end of the first quarter, the Trail Blazers and Clippers are tied, 24-24. Damian Lillard is the high man for Portland with 14 points, but his teammates are shooting just 4-for-17. The Clippers had been trapping Lillard aggressively through the first five games of the series, but have dropped off in the first quarter of Game 6. The Trail Blazers have racked up a massive advantage on the glass, rebounding almost half of their misses.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Clippers 24, Blazers 24 at the end of the 1st quarter. Not bad considering Doc Rivers might have to play point guard for the Clippers.

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At 36, Luke Walton is the NBA's youngest head coach. He's also the 8th former Lakers player to become LA's coach. es.pn/21kGk8u

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Dwyane Wade hadn't made a 3-pointer since Dec. 16, but that didn't keep him from hitting two when it mattered. His late run forced a Game 7 vs. the Hornets. [Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images]

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Former Husky C.J. Wilcox getting some rare early run for the Clippers with Austin Rivers out getting stitches.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Austin Rivers received stitches on two different cuts above and below the left eye and is probable to return.

DeAndre Jordan dunks over Plumlee

The Clippers big man has put Mason Plumlee on a poster a few times this series, including early tonight in Game 6. (Live on ESPN)

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Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

With 2:51 left in the first quarter, the Trail Blazers lead 22-17. They're not shooting all that effectively, but they're crushing the Clippers on the offensive glass. They've collected seven of their 12 misses. Damian Lillard leads the way with 12 points.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though Phil Jackson discussed the Knicks' opening with Luke Walton, the club was never confident that Walton wanted the job. The only other candidates whom Phil has discussed the job with are interim coach Kurt Rambis and ex-Cavs coach David Blatt.

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Deng just relentless moving the ball, and driving close-outs. Surviving Whiteside foul trouble. Kemba was unbelievable. Playoff basketball.

Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

That was a "find a way" win for Heat. Every possession was a grind-- Dragic going around screens 2- 3 times to find anything. Wade 3s. Wow.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Raptors G DeMar DeRozan on how his team will respond in Game 7 after the Game 6 blowout: "You can't make it seem like a funeral. It's a chance for us to compete at the highest level at what we love to do and it's an opportunity for us to do it on our home court."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN Stats & Info, Luke Walton will become the eighth former Lakers player to go on to coach the team:

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Austin Rivers on the floor after taking an elbow to the face. He's back in the locker room now. Pablo Prigioni is in the game.

Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

Now it looks like only break the Clippers can get might be of Austin Rivers' nose, after he got off to a hot start. Just ugly.

Dick Vitale @DickieV

Miami & Indiana find a way to get to game 7 / Heat beat Hornets & Pacers stop Raptors / Heat & Raptors will move on

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Austin Rivers got an elbow to the face on that last play and is on the floor bleeding.

Luke Walton agreed to be Lakers' coach

The team and Walton have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract for the 36-year-old to become the next head coach of the team. He'll begin his duties at the end of the Warriors' season.

Clippers face Trail Blazers in Game 6

Portland has a 3-2 series lead and ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives them a 63 percent chance of taking the series. The Trail Blazers are 9-0 all-time at home in series-clinching games in best-of-7 series. Watch on ESPN and WatchESPN

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