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LeBron James is reading 'The Alchemist': What does it mean for the Cavaliers' chances to get back to The Finals?

26 days ago   |   By Cleveland

'The Alchemist' seems like the right piece of literature for James to be reading now, given the Cavs predicament - facing elimination by the Celtics following a 96-83 loss in Game 5 in Boston.
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Brad Stevens Pulls Back Curtain On Kyrie Irving's Mental State During Playoff Run

Brad Stevens Pulls Back Curtain On Kyrie Irving's Mental State During Playoff Run

26 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Kyrie Irving has had to sit and watch while his new current team - the Boston Celtics - battle his former team -the Cleveland Cavaliers - in the Eastern Conference finals. Irving has missed the entire postseason after undergoing an operation on his knee in early April and he has been ruled out for the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old star came to the Celtics via an offseason trade with Cleveland last August and undoubtedly had looked forward to what seemed like an inevitable matchup with his former mates in the NBA playoffs. Boston enters Wednesday night's crucial Game 5 against...
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Celtics drub Cavs to move one win from NBA Finals

26 days ago   |   By USA Today

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt breaks down Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, where the Celtics rolled to take a 3-2 lead on the Cavaliers and set up a potential closeout game in Cleveland.
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Celtics win again at home to put Cavaliers on brink in NBA playoffs

26 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Boston hold 3-2 lead in Eastern Conference finals after win LeBron James scores 26 points but Cleveland lose 96-83 Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this postseason with their 10th straight victory at home and moved within one win of their first trip to the NBA Finals since 2010 Game 6 is in Cleveland on Friday night, with the decisive seventh game back in...
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Why Brad Stevens Knew Jayson Tatum Would Come Up Big In Game 5 Vs. Cavs

26 days ago   |   By NESN

BOSTON - Jayson Tatum had yet to put his mark on the Eastern Conference finals, but Brad Stevens knew it would come when the Boston Celtics needed it most - Wednesday in Game 5.
The Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers entered TD Garden with the series knotted at two games apiece, but the 20-year-old rookie was aggressive from the opening tip, tallying 24 points on 7 of 15 shooting in the C's 96-83 win .
Tatum hadn't scored more than 18 points in any of the first four games of the series, but he did everything he wanted against the Cavs in Game 5. He started by getting his midrange game working...
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Celtics React To Heated Altercation With Larry Nance Jr., Cavs In Game 5

Celtics React To Heated Altercation With Larry Nance Jr., Cavs In Game 5

26 days ago   |   By NESN

BOSTON - There hadn't been any real fireworks in the Eastern Conference finals through the first four games of the series, but that all changed Wednesday night at TD Garden.
Early in the second quarter of the Boston Celtics' Game 5 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the two teams engaged in a bit of a skirmish after Larry Nance Jr. took exception with Marcus Morris taunting him after the Celtics forward broke up an alley-oop attempt.
Tempers flare in Boston pic.twitter.com/2RC37TRczg
- SportsCenter May 24, 2018
So, what exactly did Morris say to Nance while he hovered over the Cavs forward?...
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Cavs face elimination after Celtics take 3-2 series lead in Game 5

Cavs face elimination after Celtics take 3-2 series lead in Game 5

26 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

LeBron James scored 26 total points, but he was held to just 2 in the 4th quarter.
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Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

26 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

BOSTON LeBron James is tired. The young Boston Celtics seem to be getting stronger.
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Celtics Wrap: Boston Continues TD Garden Magic, Beats Cavs 96-83 In Game 5

Celtics Wrap: Boston Continues TD Garden Magic, Beats Cavs 96-83 In Game 5

26 days ago   |   By NESN

BOSTON - Same script, different home playoff game.
After losing Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland, the Boston Celtics returned home to TD Garden on Wednesday for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavaliers. And their postseason parquet-floor magic continued in front of a raucous home crowd, as the Celtics notched a 96-83 win to push the Cavs to the brink of elimination.
The Celtics led almost wire-to-wire, buoyed by a dominant performance from rookie Jayson Tatum, who was aggressive from the opening tip. The Duke product looked for his shot early and often en route to a 24-point...
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After Lightning takes a 3-2 series lead, the power simply goes out

26 days ago   |   By Washingtonpost

Tampa Bay closes Eastern Conference finals on a scoreless streak that brings on summer early.
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LeBron James 'Had His Moments' of Feeling Tired in Game 5 vs. Celtics

26 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

LeBron James is one loss away from failing to make his eighth straight NBA Finals after Wednesday's 96-83 defeat to the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and he admitted he felt tired at times during the contest...
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Ty Lue: LeBron James ‘looked a little tired' in Game 5

26 days ago   |   By Yardbarke

Carrying the Cleveland Cavaliers and playing so many minutes may be catching up to LeBron James this postseason.James' Cavs lost to the Boston Celtics 96-83 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday to fall behind 3-2 in the series. LeBron played 39 minutes and scored 26 points with 10 rebounds in the game. Compare that to the 42 minutes and 44 points he scored in Game 4, which the Cavs won on Monday.After Game 5, Cavs head coach Ty Lue said James looked a little tired in the game.“Yeah, he looked a little tired to me,” Lue said in response to a question.James was pulled with...
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Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

26 days ago   |   By USA Today

Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals
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'From hell to heaven - only Brazil could respond like this' - Carlos Alberto...

'From hell to heaven - only Brazil could respond like this' - Carlos Alberto Parreira

The 1994 World Cup-winner insists the Selecao have bounced back from their 2014 semi-final defeat and labelled Tite's side as 'super favourites' Read more ...

Nationals get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 players

Nationals get RHP Kelvin Herrera from Royals for 3 players

WASHINGTON Getting a jump on the trade deadline to add talent to the back of their bullpen, the Washington Nationals picked up right-hander Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia World Cup Plane Catches Fire; Watch Scary Mid-Air Video

Saudi Arabia World Cup Plane Catches Fire; Watch Scary Mid-Air Video

Saudi Arabia's time in Russia has gone from bad to worse. The plane carrying Saudi Arabia's 2018 FIFA World Cup team caught fire Monday night near Rostov, Russia, and was... Read more ...

Kane and Unable: England must improve finishing to avoid further World Cup woe

Kane and Unable: England must improve finishing to avoid further World Cup woe

The Three Lions may have secured a late victory over Tunisia in their World Cup opener, but their talisman needs more support going forward in Russia Read more ...

Who is Aleksandr Golovin? 'Russia's Iniesta' who lit up World Cup opener

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Goal Russia provides some insight into the talented youngster who has grabbed the attention of Juventus and Monaco following a brilliant MD1 display Read more ...

England fans go crazy over Harry Kane's goal

England fans go crazy over Harry Kane's goal

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Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

Egypt goalkeeper declines beer-sponsored World Cup award

An Egypt team official has confirmed goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy declined to receive a player of the match trophy at the World Cup for religious reasons. The trophy, an... Read more ...

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The Latest: Jail house review of Brazil's World Cup form

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El Tri may have caused small earthquake back in Mexico City

El Tri may have caused small earthquake back in Mexico City

VOLGOGRAD, England - Whatever happens to England at the World Cup, at least the reception facing the squad should be less brutal than it was in 2014 after its exit following... Read more ...