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Eastern Conference Semifinals

Celtics vs. Cavaliers | Celtics Win 4-2

Game 1

BOS
93

@

CLE
101

OT

Sat. May 1 8:00 PM ET on TNT

Game 2

BOS
104

@

CLE
86

OT

Mon. May 3 8:00 PM ET on TNT

Game 3

CLE
124

@

BOS
95

OT

Fri. May 7 7:00 PM ET on ESPN

Game 4

CLE
87

@

BOS
97

OT

Sun. May 9 3:30 PM ET on ABC

Game 5

BOS
120

@

CLE
88

OT

Tue. May 11 8:00 PM ET on TNT

Game 6

CLE
85

@

BOS
94

OT

Thu. May 13 8:00 PM ET on ESPN

No. 0 Seed

Season Record: 0-0
series stats
ppg opp fg% 3P% ft%
95.2 100.5 0.449 0.276 0.752

No. 0 Seed

Season Record: 0-0
series stats
ppg opp fg% 3P% ft%
100.5 95.2 0.470 0.316 0.720

Game 6: Celtics 94, Cavaliers 85

Celtics dethrone Cavaliers, head to conference finals

LeBron James and the Cavaliers made an even earlier exit in the playoffs this season as the Celtics dominated for three quarters to take the series 4-2.

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Video & Analysis

Conference Finals

The NBA TV crew breaks down the Magic-Celtics matchup.

    All-Access

    Go inside the huddle with the Celtics and Cavaliers during Game 6.

      Postgame: James

      LeBron James talks about Thursday's Game 6 loss to Boston.

      Postgame: Garnett

      Kevin Garnett talks about how, "Winning is gratifying" after Game 6.

      Opinion

      C's Deserve Credit

      Focus should be on Celtics' defensive successes not Cavs' failures in series.

        Photo Gallery

        Game 6 Action

        Check out some of the best shots from the Celtics' series clincher.

          Game 5: Celtics 120, Cavs 88

          Celtics cruise past Cavs, secure series advantage

          The Celtics turned a six-point halftime lead into a runaway Game 5. Ray Allen scored 25 points and Paul Pierce added a double-double as Boston thumped the Cavs to snatch a 3-2 series edge.

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          Video & Analysis

          Game 6 Lookahead

          Mike Fratello and Dick Stockton look at Thursday's Game 6 in Boston.

            Postgame: James

            LeBron James talks about playing inconsistently in the semifinals against Boston.

            Nightly Notable

            Take a closer look at Ray Allen's impressive Game 5 against the Cavaliers.

              Postgame: Rivers

              Boston coach Doc Rivers talks about what went right in a big Game 5 victory.

              Opinion

              Where's the Real LBJ?

              After an ugly Game 5, can LeBron do something special in Games 6 and 7?

                Photo Gallery

                Game 5 Action

                Check out some of the best shots from the Cavs-Celts Game 5 showdown.

                  Game 4: Celtics 97, Cavs 87

                  Rondo, Celtics bounce back from loss in big fashion

                  The energy level that doomed Boston in Game 3 was nowhere to be found in Game 4. Powered by Rajon Rondo's triple-double, the Celtics pulled even with the Cavs as the series returns to Cleveland all knotted up.

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                  Video & Analysis

                  Game 5 Lookahead

                  The NBA TV crew looks at how the Cavs' game plan may change for Game 5.

                    Opinion

                    One For The Ages

                    With games like this, it's no wonder Rajon Rondo is the leader of the Celtics.

                      Postgame: Rondo

                      Rajon Rondo explains the benefit up him helping the bigs by hitting the glass.

                      Postgame: LeBron

                      Could LeBron James end up taking on the task of guarding Rajon Rondo?

                        Postgame: Brown

                        Mike Brown breaks down why Rondo wasn't the only thing that hurt the Cavs.

                          Photo Gallery

                          Game 4 Action

                          Check out some of the best images from the Celtics' Game 4 win at home.

                            Game 3: Cavaliers 124, Celtics 95

                            King-sized rout: LeBron puts on show in Boston

                            What elbow injury? LeBron James had 21 first-quarter points and didn't slow down, finishing with 38 to help the Cavaliers hand the Celtics their worst home playoff loss in franchise history.

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                            Game 4 Lookahead

                            The NBA TV crew looks at what the Celtics need to do in a critical Game 4.

                              All-Access

                              Go inside the huddle with the Celtics and Cavaliers during Game 3.

                              Postgame: Pierce

                              After losing Game 3, Paul Pierce feels the C's need to play with more urgency.

                              Postgame: Brown

                              Cavs coach Mike Brown talks about what worked against Boston in Game 3.

                              Opinion

                              Efficiency at Work

                              In Game 3, the Cavaliers took offensive efficiency to a whole new level.

                                Photo Gallery

                                Game 3 Action

                                Check out some shots from the Celtics-Cavs Game 3 showdown in Boston.

                                  Game 2: Celtics 104, Cavaliers 86

                                  Celtics cruise to 18-point rout to pull even in series

                                  Rajon Rondo has 13 points and ties a franchise playoffs record with a career-high 19 assists as the Celtics roll to a 104-86 win over Cleveland to send the series back to Boston tied 1-1.

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                                  Video & Analysis

                                  Postgame: LeBron

                                  LeBron James says his elbow is 'no excuse' and there's 'no panic' for Cavs.

                                  Postgame: Rondo/Allen

                                  Rajon Rondo talks about his 19 assists; Ray Allen on closing out the Cavs.

                                  MVP Presentation

                                  LeBron James receives his hardware for being named 2009-10 Kia MVP.

                                    All-Access

                                    Go inside the huddle as coaches Doc Rivers and Mike Brown are mic'd up.

                                      Opinion

                                      Making Adjustments

                                      The Celtics make the right moves, and the Cavs don't, says Steve Aschburner.

                                        Photo Gallery

                                        Game Action

                                        Check out the best pics, including shots of LeBron receiving the MVP trophy.

                                          Game 1: Cavaliers 101, Celtics 93

                                          LeBron, Cavs rally back to knock off Celtics in opener

                                          Rajon Rondo was big in the first half, scoring 19 to give the Celtics a lead at halftime. But LeBron James delivered in the fourth, finishing with 35 points as the Cavaliers rallied for a Game 1 victory.

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                                          Video & Analysis

                                          Game 2 Lookahead

                                          Reggie and Marv look back at the opener and what to look for in Game 2.

                                            Opinion

                                            Mismatch to Exploit

                                            As Game 1 showed, Rajon Rondo is a mismatch the Celtics need to exploit.

                                              Inside the NBA: Shaq

                                              Shaq talks to the Inside the NBA guys following the Cavs' Game 1 victory.

                                                Postgame: Brown

                                                Cavs coach Mike Brown discusses what went right in a Game 1 victory.

                                                Postgame: Rivers

                                                Doc Rivers talks about adjustments that need to be made for Game 2.

                                                  Photo Gallery

                                                  Game 1 Action

                                                  Check out some of the best shots from the opener of the Celtics-Cavs series.

                                                    Cavaliers-Celtics Series Preview

                                                    Confident Celtics clash with Cavs team on a mission

                                                    This is a rematch two years in the making. In 2008, the Celtics eliminated the Cavaliers in a hard-fought seven-game series. This year, LeBron and the Cavs will look for payback.

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                                                    Video & Analysis

                                                    East Beasts

                                                    The Inside the NBA crew previews this Eastern Conference Semifinal.

                                                    Series Preview

                                                    The NBA TV crew takes its look at what's to come in this heated series.

                                                      'No Reason To Panic'

                                                      After the Bulls series, LeBron insists that his elbow injury is just fine.

                                                      Winner - Cavaliers

                                                      LeBron and the Cavs took care of business against the Bulls.

                                                      Opportunity Knocks

                                                      After being released by the Spurs, Michael Finley makes a mark in Boston.

                                                        Opinion

                                                        Five To One

                                                        The Celtics' easy rout of the Heat gives them hope for a long playoff run.

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