2017 Eastern Conference finals

LeBron James and Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas meet after game five of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at the TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
May 26, 2017 - 2:24 am
In the moments after becoming the NBA’s all-time leading playoff scorer in a Game 5 rout of the Celtics and heading to the NBA Finals for a seventh straight year, LeBron James began his press conference Thursday night talking about his friend, Isaiah Thomas. The superstar came up to Thomas after...
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Avery Bradley and the Celtics were overwhelmed by LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern finals Thursday at TD Garden. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)
Mike Petraglia
May 25, 2017 - 10:54 pm
There would be no magical comeback on this night. There would be no slow start from LeBron James or Kyrie Irving. There would be only complete domination from start to finish by the defending NBA champions and an end to the Celtics upstart playoff run. Kyrie Irving opened the third quarter with...
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May 23, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) drives to the basket in the first quarter against the Boston Celtics in game four of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Petraglia
May 23, 2017 - 10:54 pm
Kyrie Irving saved LeBron James, Ty Lue and the city of Cleveland from a total state of panic Tuesday night. With James saddled with four first-half fouls for the first time in his career and the Cavaliers staring a second straight shocking home loss to the Celtics in the face, Irving took over...
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There will be additional security at the Cavaliers-Celtics game Tuesday. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
May 23, 2017 - 6:19 pm
Cleveland police will increase its presence at Quicken Loans Arena for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack, according to TMZ Sports . Earlier Tuesday, NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league is already beginning to prepare for the Finals...
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