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Lakers snap skid

LOS ANGELES—No matter how poorly the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics have played this season, they showed they still can produce a thriller no matter who is wearing the uniforms.

Jeremy Lin had a season-high 25 points as the Lakers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 118-111 overtime victory against their old rivals last night.

Vikings win on OT fumble return

TAMPA, Fla.—Anthony Barr stripped the ball, scooped it up, and took off for the end zone.

“I’m thinking win, score, get out of here,” the young Minnesota linebacker said yesterday after his 27-yard fumble return on the first scrimmage play of overtime enabled the Vikings to stop a three-game losing streak with a 19-13 victory over the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.