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LeBron, back in Boston, for another Cavs farewell

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Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly of cast-offs and throw-ins, LeBron James lost the only other All-Star on the roster when Kevin Love was declared out for the series finale with a concussion. More>>

Paul receiving regular treatment to return for Rockets

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Rockets star Chris Paul is receiving treatment "around the clock" on his injured right hamstring and coach Mike D'Antoni hopes it will only be a matter of days before he is healthy again. More>>

Warriors facing elimination but undaunted entering Game 6

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If the Golden State Warriors are worried as they head into Game 6 of the Western Conference finals on the brink of being eliminated by the Houston Rockets, they aren't showing it. More>>

Cavs' Kevin Love to miss Game 7 vs. Celtics with concussion

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Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love uncertain for Game 7 after blow to the head in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

NBA group volunteers with grieving kids over Memorial Day

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For some NBA players and coaches, Memorial Day weekend is a time to give back. More>>

Boston bound: LeBron pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

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LeBron's 44 points leads Cavs to 109-99 win, forces Game 7. More>>

Rockets lose ailing Chris Paul, vow to dig in for Game 6

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Houston's Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night because of a hamstring injury. More>>

Astros rally vs Miller, pour it on for 11-2 win over Indians

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Jose Altuve tied it in the eighth inning with a two-run double off Andrew Miller and then scored the go-ahead run on Marwin Gonzalez's squeeze bunt, and the Houston Astros scored 11 times in the final two innings to beat the Cleveland Indians 11-2. More>>

Bucks player 'gave in' during arrest to avoid officers' guns

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NBA player Sterling Brown says he tried to remain calm when Milwaukee police used a stun gun to take him down during his arrest for a parking violation. More>>

Cavs All-Star Love sustains head injury in Game 6

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Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love left Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals after banging heads with Boston's Jayson Tatum. More>>

Mallory, head coach at Indiana, Colorado, dies at 82

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Bill Mallory, the winningest football coach in Indiana history who also led three other schools to bowl games, has died from a brain injury suffered in a recent fall. More>>

Rockets use strong defense to move a win from NBA Finals

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The Houston Rockets, known for their vaunted offense, have used stingy defense to move within one game of eliminating defending champion Golden State Warriors. More>>

NCAA suspends Louisville's Walz for 1 NCAA Tournament game

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Louisville women's coach Jeff Walz receives one-game NCAA Tournament suspension for comments he made during Final Four. More>>

Alarmed: LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics

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LeBron, Cavs facing elimination against Celtics in Game 6. More>>

Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

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Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State's last possession secured a 98-94 win by the Houston Rockets to put them up 3-2 in the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. More>>

Body camera video is latest setback for Milwaukee police

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Community groups in Milwaukee are criticizing police over newly released body-camera footage of Bucks player Sterling Brown's January arrest. More>>

Golden State's Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets

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Golden State's Andre Iguodala will miss Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. More>>

NBA defends quest for 'integrity fee' payment in sports bets

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The NBA is defending its quest to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take in as part of legal sports betting. More>>

Sharks finalize 7-year deal with high-scoring Evander Kane

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The San Jose Sharks have signed pending free agent forward Evander Kane to a seven-year contract. More>>

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

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Rookie Jayson Tatum had 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. More>>

Rockets return home for Game 5 against Warriors

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The Houston Rockets have a chance to take their first lead in the Western Conference finals with a win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. More>>

Milwaukee chief apologizes for arrest of Bucks guard Brown

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Milwaukee police are poised to release body camera footage from the officers who used a stun-gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown during a January arrest. More>>

Celtics, Cavs scuffle in first half of Game 5

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Boston's Marcus Morris and Cleveland's Larry Nance Jr. had to be pulled apart in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals after a hard defensive play by Morris sent Nance to the floor. More>>

The Latest: Milwaukee NAACP head: No reason to use stun gun

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The president of the NAACP in Milwaukee says he doesn't see anything in a newly released police body-camera video that would warrant officers using a stun gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown. More>>

The Latest: Texas victim's mother speaks out for gun control

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Teachers have returned to work at a Texas high school where 10 people were killed. More>>

Dispute highlights North Dakota's tough sell of new nickname

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A dispute between the University of North Dakota and one of its most generous benefactors is underscoring the difficulty the school has had in selling its Fighting Hawks nickname. More>>

Clippers, coach Doc Rivers agree to contract extension

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The Clippers and coach Doc Rivers have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around to oversee the post-Lob City era. More>>

Rockets to wear patches to honor Santa Fe shooting victims

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The Rockets will wear patches on their jerseys to honor the victims of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors. More>>

Harden scores 30, Rockets even series at 2 games apiece

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James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at 2 games apiece with a 95-92 win. More>>

Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron, Cavs in Game 5

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Home Cooking: Celtics hoping return to TD Garden for Game 5 can help slow Cavaliers' resurgence. More>>

Correction: Primary Rdp story

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Four states cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. More>>

Simmons, Mitchell unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie team

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Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Utah's Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team. More>>

Teen suspect in Maryland officer's slaying held without bail

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Authorities hunt past nightfall for suspects after witness says Maryland police officer was run over by Jeep and fatally injured. More>>

Ohio State president seeks info about alleged misconduct

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The president of Ohio State University has asked alumni for help involving reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a former university doctor. More>>

What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard Video included

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White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean. More>>

For Robert Indiana, 'LOVE' was a complicated relationship

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Artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s 'LOVE' series, has died at his home in Maine. More>>

Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

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Police say a 25-year-old man posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey evacuee at Dallas high schools for nine months in order to compete on the basketball court. More>>

All tied up: LeBron's 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

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LeBron's 44 lifts Cavs to 111-102 win over Celtics in Game 4. More>>

Mike Budenholzer looks to unlock Bucks' defensive potential

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The Milwaukee Bucks formally introduce new coach Mike Budenholzer, who hopes to unlock the team's defensive talent. More>>

Pastor: Depression preceded fatal crash into restaurant

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Pastor: North Carolina man accused of crashing car into a restaurant table full of loved ones, killing two, had suffered for weeks with depression. More>>

LeBronzed? James honored by drive to build statue of him

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LeBron James could be immortalized with statue in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. More>>

Kansas fires AD, saying progress in some areas 'elusive'

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The University of Kansas has fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger, with Chancellor Douglas Girod saying that "progress has been elusive" in some areas of the program. More>>

Road tripped: Celtics' Game 3 loss another playoff pothole

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Road to nowhere: Celtics can't shake case of playoff homesickness. More>>

Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

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Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. More>>

Gray's shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in finals rematch

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Chelsea Gray's contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener, an intense rematch of last year's WNBA finals. More>>

On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

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LeBron, Cavs dominate Celtics 116-86 in Game of Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

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One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. They got it in Game 2, and now the Warriors are eager to regroup for Game 3 back at home where they have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight postseason games at Oracle Arena. More>>

Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital

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NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. More>>

Weary king: LeBron says he loses sleep after playoff losses

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LeBron is losing sleep and says there's nothing comfortable about being in 2-0 playoff hole. More>>

Louisville settles for $4.5 M with ex-AD Jurich over firing

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Louisville settles for $4.5 million with former athletic director Tom Jurich over firing amid federal corruption scandal. More>>

Duke's Allen understands he has to address concerns head-on

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Grayson Allen understands the concerns NBA teams might have about him after four polarizing seasons at Duke in which he attracted about as much attention for play that went over the line as he did for his accomplishments on the court. More>>

WNBA set to begin 22nd season after busy offseason

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It's been a busy offseason in the WNBA since the Minnesota Lynx won the championship last year, beating Los Angeles in another thrilling final. More>>

Celtics hope to put road woes aside vs. Cavs in Cleveland

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Up 2-0 on Cavaliers, Celtics hoping to put aside their playoff road issues now that series is shifting to Cleveland. More>>

It happens every spring: LeBron forced to carry Cavaliers

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LeBron carrying Cavaliers so far against Celtics, and can use some relief in a hurry. More>>

NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

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The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events. More>>

Basketball 'escort queen' arrested on forged checks charge

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The self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of the University of Louisville's basketball team sex scandal has been arrested. More>>

Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series at 1-all

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James Harden and Eric Gordon had 27 points each to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. More>>

WNBA donating portion of ticket sales to women's groups

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The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that are changing the game for women and girls; season starts on Friday. More>>

AP Source: Bucks agree to hire Mike Budenholzer as coach

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A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team's next coach. More>>

Harden, James, Davis finalists for NBA MVP award

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Houston's James Harden, Cleveland's LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA's MVP award. More>>

Backcourt blues: Cavs guards Smith, Hill horrible in Game 2

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Cavs starting guards looking to shake awful performance in Game 2 loss. More>>

Calhoun says he expects to coach DIII Saint Joseph

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Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun says he expects to be on the bench at the tiny Division III University of Saint Joseph in the fall, but still has some contractual issues with UConn to work out before that can be possible. More>>

Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

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Jaylen Brown scores 23 points, Celtics withstand 42-point night by LeBron James to hold off the Cavaliers 107-94. More>>

Celtics' Marcus Smart has been unflappable against Cavaliers

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Celtics' Marcus Smart has been unflappable in helping Boston build a 2-0 lead against Cavaliers. More>>

Cavs star James goes to locker room after shot to jaw

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Cavaliers forward LeBron James left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals and went to the Cleveland locker room in the second quarter after colliding with Boston's Jayson Tatum under the basket. More>>

Suns already know 3 great candidates for No. 1 pick

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Deandre Ayton might be going back to Arizona after all _ only this time, as a pro. More>>

Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors

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The Houston Rockets have plenty to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals. More>>

Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month

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Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, after worst record pays off. More>>

With big season endings, 'NCIS' and 'Bang' soar in ratings

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CBS gets big ratings for their two most popular shows, 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'NCIS,' with major plot points on their season finales. More>>

Lay your money down: Court says states can OK sports betting

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The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. More>>

Durant's 37 lead Warriors over Rockets 119-106

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Kevin Durant scored 37 and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. More>>

Lineup change possible as LeBron, Cavs look to bounce back

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Going big? Cavs coach Tyronn Lue weighing lineup change as Cleveland looks to move post 25-point loss Game 1 loss to Boston. More>>

NBA teams look to the future with draft lottery, combine

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Even with the conference finals going on, the NBA's eyes turn to the future this week. More>>

NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling

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NFL wants Congress to enact framework for legalized sports betting in wake of Supreme Court's ruling. More>>

Top-seed Houston hosts Warriors to start conference finals

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The Golden State Warriors are in the unfamiliar position of opening on the road as they prepare for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals with the top-seeded Rockets in Houston on Monday night. More>>

The Latest: Supreme Court clears way for sports betting

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The American Gaming Association calls the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a federal law barring gambling in most states "a victory for the millions of Americans who seek to bet on sports in a safe and regulated manner.". More>>

New Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce says defense is 'who I am'

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New Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce to place emphasis on defense as he takes on another rebuilding job following 5 years as assistant with Philadelphia. More>>

LeBron has 'zero' concern after Cavs' lopsided Game 1 loss

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LeBron James says he has "zero" concern after the Cavaliers' lopsided loss to the Celtics in Game 1. More>>

Celtics take Game 1 of East finals, beating Cavaliers 108-83

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Jaylen Brown scored 23 points with eight rebounds and Marcus Morris has 21 and 10 as the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point first-quarter lead and held on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title

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Vasiliy Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round of their lightweight championship fight, winning a title in his third weight class in just his 12th pro bout. More>>

Cavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference finals rematch

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Familiar foes: Cavaliers, Celtics set to tipoff in Eastern Conference finals rematch. More>>

South Carolina plans statue of hoops star A'ja Wilson

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University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides closed graduation ceremonies by saying the school plans to build a statue to national women's basketball player of the year A'ja Wilson. More>>

Wicked good: LeBron undaunted by Boston, Celtics' mystique

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LeBron James not shaken by Boston's crowd, Celtics mystique as he tries to make it to 8 straight NBA Finals. More>>

Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another sweep by Cavs

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Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another playoff sweep by Cavaliers. More>>

Rebuilding Hawks pick 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce as coach

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The Atlanta Hawks are giving Lloyd Pierce his first head coaching job in the NBA, choosing a man who has been an assistant with Philadelphia and Memphis to rebuild the franchise. More>>

Celtics' Stevens remains humble as team continues to thrive

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Celtics coach Brad Stevens has steered team through tumultuous season back to conference finals rematch with the Cavaliers. More>>

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