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Boston Celtics assistant said to have taken bribes while head coach at Penn

Jerome Allen ensnared in bribery case, Bloomberg reportsCeltics assistant alleged to have taken bribes while at PennAllen, 45, was head coach at Penn from 2009 through 2015Jerome Allen, a Boston Celtics assistant coach who previously served as the head…

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LeBron’s Lakers to competitive balance: NBA free agency winners and losers

A look back at the wildest few days of free agency in recent history: the winners (the Warriors, again), the losers (the Cavaliers, again) and all things King JamesAfter the Golden State Warriors swept to this year’s title, the joke was that the real N…

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NBA end of season awards: LeBron’s brilliance to the mystery of Markelle Fultz

JR Smith runs out of time while Bryan Colangelo (allegedly) spends too much time online in our highlights and lowlights of the 2017-2018 seasonIt may be hard to appreciate now after its rather abrupt ending, but it was a fun NBA season. While the “real…

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Game 7 defeat was the beginning, not the end, for the Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics were not expected to challenge for a place in the NBA finals after injuries ravaged the team. But the future is brightAs fiercely fought as it was, Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals ended with an embrace, with LeBron James hugg…

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LeBron James reflects on ‘dream’ run of eight straight NBA finals – video

Lebron James has said he is “still processing” making his eighth straight NBA finals. The four-time league MVP scored 35 points in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 win over Boston in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Continue…

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Dazzling LeBron James carries Cavaliers past Celtics and into NBA finals

Cleveland star scores 35 points and grabs 15 rebounds in victoryBoston miss out in Game 7 of Eastern Conference finalsJames makes eighth straight finals after 87-79 victoryWith another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not …

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Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics: NBA Eastern Conference finals Game 7 – live!

Teams meet in Boston to decide place in NBA finalsEmail hunter.felt.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @HunterFelt 3.18pm BST Hunter will be here shortly. In the meantime, here’s the latest from the Western Conference finals:Klay Thompson hit nine thre…

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Magnificent LeBron James keeps Cavaliers alive in NBA playoffs with 46 points

Cleveland beat Boston Celtics 109-99 to level Eastern Conference finalsDecisive Game 7 in series now set for Boston on SundayLeBron James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland C…

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Celtics win again at home to put Cavaliers on brink in NBA playoffs

Boston hold 3-2 lead in Eastern Conference finals after winLeBron James scores 26 points but Cleveland lose 96-83Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 9…

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Record-setter LeBron James scores 44 as Cavaliers level series with Celtics

Cleveland beat Boston 111-102 in NBA Eastern Conference finalsSeries is now square at 2-2 as teams head to Boston for Game 5LeBron now has most field goals in NBA playoffs historyLeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a posts…

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Wounded Cavaliers strike back with Game 3 destruction of Boston Celtics

LeBron, Cavaliers overpower Celtics 116-86 at home in Game 3Cavs hit back but still trail 2-1 in best-of-seven-games East finalsLeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different …

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Boston Celtics halfway to NBA finals despite LeBron James’s 42-point burst

Celtics lead 2-0 in best-of-seven-games Eastern Conference finalsBoston’s Jaylen Brown scored 23 points as Terry Rozier added 15The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout. LeBron James took a literal shot …

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Celtics crush Cavaliers in Game 1 of NBA Eastern Conference finals

Cleveland miss first 14 three-pointers and lose 108-83 in BostonCeltics led by 26 points after one-sided first-halfJaylen Brown had 23 points and eight rebounds, Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics scorched the Cleveland…

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Brad Stevens may just be basketball’s best coach. Beating LeBron could seal it

The 41-year-old coach of the undermanned Boston Celtics has emerged as one of the sport’s sharpest minds, but reaching the NBA finals without his two best players would be his best trick yetThe first time I met Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens was out…

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Brad Stevens may just be basketball’s best coach. Beating LeBron could seal it

The 41-year-old coach of the undermanned Boston Celtics has emerged as one of the sport’s sharpest minds, but reaching the NBA finals without his two best players would be his best trick yetThe first time I met Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens was out…

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Celtics survive nailbiter against 76ers to make Eastern Conference finals

Boston beat Philadelphia 114-112 to seal series 4-1Celtics will now face Cleveland Cavaliers for place in NBA finalsJayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead lay-up with 23 seconds left as the Boston…

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Cleveland Cavaliers ride 10th straight playoff win over Raptors into East finals

LeBron does it all (again) as Cleveland complete sweep of TorontoCavaliers eliminate Raptors from playoffs for third straight yearPhiladelphia win 103-92 behind TJ McConnell’s career-high 19Sixers stave off elimination after losing first three games of…

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Boston Celtics win Game 7 against Milwaukee Bucks to advance in NBA playoffs

Al Horford and Terry Rozier score 26 points apiece in victoryCeltics will play Philadelphia 76ers in Conference semi-finalsAl Horford and Terry Rozier scored 26 points apiece, and even Giannis Antetokounmpo tipped in a basket for the Celtics on Saturda…

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Bucks edge Celtics on Antetokounmpo tip-in as Spurs tip Warriors to stay alive

Giannis tip-in lifts Milwaukee to Game 4 win over BostonSpurs stave off elimination with victory over Golden StateGiannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including tipping in the go-ahead basket with five seconds left, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the …

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Cavaliers stunned at home by Pacers in playoff opener as Celtics survive thriller

Pacers shock Cavaliers despite triple-double by LeBron JamesLoss ends streak of 21 consecutive first-round wins for JamesCeltics survive wild finish to top Bucks in overtime in Game 1Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleve…