Celtics oust Cavaliers, enter third consecutive East finals

Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) takes an uncontested 3-pointer, as Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell, right, watches from the bench during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Wednesday, May 15, 2024, in Boston. The Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference finals. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON — Al…

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Jayson Tatum, Celtics rebound to beat Cavaliers for 2-1 lead

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates near Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell, right, after a dunk during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Saturday, May 11, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) CLEVELAND — Jayson Tatum scored 33 points, Jaylen Brown added 28 and the Boston Celtics…

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NBA: Cavaliers blow out Celtics to even series at 1 game apiece

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) tries to pass the ball around Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Thursday, May 9, 2024, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON — Donovan Mitchell banked in a 3-pointer from a few steps beyond the…

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NBA: Paolo Banchero, Magic force Game 7 vs Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) and Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero, right, go after a rebound during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Friday, May 3, 2024, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) ORLANDO, Florida — Paolo Banchero scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth…

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NBA: Cavaliers, Mavericks trying to close out 1st-round playoff series

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) drives past Orlando Magic guard Jalen Suggs (4) during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 30, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) The Orlando Magic desperately want an opportunity to go back on the road. The Los Angeles Clippers are…

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Donovan Mitchell powers Cavaliers to 2-0 lead over Magic

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots against Orlando Magic guard Gary Harris, left, and forward Franz Wagner (22) during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) CLEVELAND — Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points, Jarrett Allen had 20 rebounds and…

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NBA: Cavaliers’ Donovan Mitchell healthy, ready ahead of playoffs

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Donovan Mitchell (45) directs his team as Memphis Grizzlies’ GG Jackson (45) stands by during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland, Wednesday, April 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Phil Long) INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Donovan Mitchell understands what’s at stake — all of it. In the weeks ahead, his reputation, his stature…

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Young Jazz trio performing well as Cavaliers come to town

Collin Sexton #2 celebrates a play with Keyonte George #3 of the Utah Jazz during the second half against the Milwaukee Bucks at Delta Center on February 04, 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They face the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers next. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFP  The Cleveland Cavaliers get a glimpse of the future of the…

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Cavaliers owner thinks Donovan Mitchell will ink extension

FILE – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell (45) celebrates a three point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 13, 2024 .(AP Photo/Matthew Hinton, File) DETROIT — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert believes All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell will sign a long-term contract to…

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Terry Rozier’s go-ahead 3-pointer helps Heat beat Cavaliers

Miami Heat guard Terry Rozier celebrates after making a three point basket and getting fouled against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) CLEVELAND — Terry Rozier scored nine points in the final 1:24, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 14.5 seconds…

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