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Cavs send Celtics to record loss

/ May 20, 2017

Cavs send Celtics to record loss

An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. “I believe we’ve got another level, as well,” he said after Cleveland ...

LeBron, Harden, Westbrook lead All-NBA first team picks

/ May 19, 2017

LeBron, Harden, Westbrook lead All-NBA first team picks

For Cleveland’s LeBron James, there was history. For Houston’s James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana’s Paul George and Utah’s Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that ...

LeBron, Cavaliers manhandle Celts

/ May 18, 2017

LeBron, Cavaliers manhandle Celts

So much for the Cavaliers being rusty. LeBron James embarrassed every defender Boston threw at him and Cleveland picked up where it left off following a long layoff, rolling to a 117-104 victory Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. James ...

Warriors pounce on listless Spurs

/ May 17, 2017

Warriors pounce on listless Spurs

Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with urgency from the opening tip this time. The Golden State Warriors did just that for their ailing coach watching from the locker room, and left Gregg Popovich ...

/ May 17, 2017

Celtics win NBA Draft lottery

The Celtics won by beating out the Lakers, giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel. Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson’s smile, the hated rivals were both celebrating. The Celtics won the lottery Tuesday night to continue another amazing basketball springtime in Boston, ...

Celtics push past Wizards in Game 7

/ May 16, 2017

Celtics push past Wizards in Game 7

Isaiah Thomas said he didn’t feel any pressure entering his first Game 7. His play backed up his confidence and with the help of Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics bench, Thomas earned the biggest win of his career. Thomas scored 29 points and ...

Spurs' Leonard to miss Game 2

/ May 16, 2017

Spurs' Leonard to miss Game 2

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has ruled Kawhi Leonard out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with a sprained left ankle caused by what Popovich described as a “dangerous” and “unsportsmanlike” closeout by Golden State’s Zaza Pachulia. Leonard had an MRI on Monday ...