NBA Finals

Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, left, Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, center , and Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, react after the learning they will get one of the first three picks as the NBA basketball draft lottery is announced, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 16, 2017 - 10:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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,...
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Boston Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, left, Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, center , and Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, react after the learning they will get one of the first three picks as the NBA basketball draft lottery is announced, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 16, 2017 - 10:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 winners. The Celtics won the lottery Tuesday night to continue another amazing basketball springtime in Boston, capitalizing...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) lines up a dunk against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. The defending champion Cavaliers have been awaiting an Eastern Conference finals opponent since completing a sweep of the Toronto Raptors. After what will be a 10-day wait, LeBron James and company will travel to face the top-seeded Celtics in Game 1 on Wednesday night, May 17. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FIle)
May 16, 2017 - 6:45 pm
INDEPENDECE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James is a meticulous dresser on and off the court, so his fashion choice on Tuesday was no accident. He had worn the sleeveless T-shirt before in practice, but the black cutoff with the picture of a gold-and-green leprechaun throwing a punch had deeper meaning this...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives past Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. Crowder is expected to be the primary defender on James in the Eastern Conference Finals. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 16, 2017 - 6:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are heading to the Eastern Conference finals with the No. 1 seed and home court advantage. But they are still very much underdogs to the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers. That's because throughout this season the conversation hasn't so much been about which team...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) lines up a dunk against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. The defending champion Cavaliers have been awaiting an Eastern Conference finals opponent since completing a sweep of the Toronto Raptors. After what will be a 10-day wait, LeBron James and company will travel to face the top-seeded Celtics in Game 1 on Wednesday night, May 17. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FIle)
May 16, 2017 - 6:16 pm
INDEPENDECE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James is a meticulous dresser on and off the court, so his fashion choice on Tuesday was no accident. He had worn the sleeveless T-shirt before in practice, but the black cutoff with the picture of a gold-and-green leprechaun throwing a punch had deeper meaning this...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) lines up a dunk against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. The defending champion Cavaliers have been awaiting an Eastern Conference finals opponent since completing a sweep of the Toronto Raptors. After what will be a 10-day wait, LeBron James and company will travel to face the top-seeded Celtics in Game 1 on Wednesday night, May 17. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FIle)
May 16, 2017 - 5:19 pm
INDEPENDECE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James is a meticulous dresser on and off the court, so his fashion choice on Tuesday was no accident. He had worn the sleeveless T-shirt before in practice, but the black cutoff with the picture of a gold-and-green leprechaun throwing a punch had deeper meaning this...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) lines up a dunk against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. The defending champion Cavaliers have been awaiting an Eastern Conference finals opponent since completing a sweep of the Toronto Raptors. After what will be a 10-day wait, LeBron James and company will travel to face the top-seeded Celtics in Game 1 on Wednesday night, May 17. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FIle)
May 16, 2017 - 1:52 pm
INDEPENDECE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James peeled off his practice jersey to reveal a T-shirt featuring a leprechaun on the front. His clothing choice was fitting in all ways — the Celtics are up next. James has a long playoff history with the Celtics. He'll meet them again Wednesday when the Cavaliers...
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Fans congratulate Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas after Game 7 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 15, 2017, in Boston. The Celtics won 115-105 to advance to the Eastern Conference championship series. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 16, 2017 - 3:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — Ever since the Boston Celtics broke up their Big Three in 2013, they've sat idly this time of year while LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard have battled for NBA championships. With Isaiah Thomas leading the charge, the Celtics have rejoined the fray. Now it's time to see if...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016 file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson speaks at a groundbreaking ceremony for a stadium which will be home to the Los Angeles Football Club in Los Angeles. The Boston Celtics are trying to go from No. 1 seed to No. 1 pick. The Los Angeles Lakers don’t need to be first, but they sure better not be worse than third. There's plenty at stake for the NBA's greatest champions on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in the draft lottery. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
May 16, 2017 - 2:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won't be forgotten. The former All-Stars have as much to do with this NBA draft lottery as the players of tomorrow. The Boston Celtics can benefit in a big way from trading two former champions, while the Los...
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FILE - At left, in an April 20, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James smiles after hitting a basket against the Indiana Pacers during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis. At right, in a Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, in Philadelphia. Kevin Durant looks at LeBron James from afar and marvels at how the Cavs main man keeps finding a way to take his game to another level, year after year. (AP Photo/File)
May 11, 2017 - 6:07 pm
Kevin Durant admires LeBron James from afar, marveling at how Cleveland's main man finds ways to elevate his game at age 32 — year after year, title after title. Kobe Bryant was much the same. Ten years into his NBA journey, the unassuming, scoring machine everyone calls "KD", strives to emulate...
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