2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford: "I think that when you get a little taste of how fun it is to play in these types of [postseason] games and make it this far, I think that's even more motivation. I want to be a part of special teams and do special things."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald Green on if he wants to return to Boston next season: "Of course I want to come back. Why wouldn't I? I don't like starting something I can't finish. … Me and IT are really close friends. I've gained a lot of close friends on the team. I got drafted here. Brad is a genius. A man I love playing, it's an honor to play for him. Why wouldn't I want to come back to this organization when we're that close in getting a ring?"

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LeBron makes history as Cavs close out Celtics (2:03)
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Celtics sent to offseason of uncertainty (1:06)
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LeBron, Cavs finish off Celtics and head onto Golden State (2:48)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on postgame embrace with Isaiah Thomas: "I was happy to‬ see him. Just give him a big hug from myself and my family."

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11hChris Forsberg

Horford: C's must 'keep growing' to catch Cavs

The Celtics spoke frankly Thursday night about the gap that still exists between them and the Cavaliers after Cleveland outsted Boston from the postseason.

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12h

Chris Forsberg

Chris joins the guys after the Celtics got eliminated in the ECF.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Avery Bradley said unlike the loss in the conference finals in 2012, which felt like an ending, this feels like the beginning of something for this Celtics core: "I feel like Danny Ainge and our entire organization will do a great job putting the right guys together to help us compete for a championship."

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LeBron, Kyrie show support to IT4 (0:26)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cavaliers' win in Game 5 was the Celtics' largest loss when facing elimination in franchise history.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The players and coaching just had to cajole GM David Griffin, a pending free agent, into joining in the trophy presentation.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas leaves the floor after Boston's season ends in Game 5 loss to Cavaliers.

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James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James makes his way to the postgame trophy presentation.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Celtics walk off the court for the last time this season with Isaiah bringing up the rear.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Celtics are the only team over the last 20 seasons to never hold a lead when playing in at least 3 home games in a single playoff series, as noted by the Elias Sports Bureau.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Cavs finish off their blowout win over the Celtics and advance to the NBA Finals, where they'll face the Warriors for the third straight year. It's the first time in NBA history that the same teams have met in the Finals in three consecutive seasons.

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LeBron's performance sends Cavs back to the Finals (0:43)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Down 32 points with 2:44 left, the crowd (what's remaining of it) here at the Garden yelling, "Let's Go Celtics."

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Not much of the crowd has stuck around to see the end of this blowout, as the Cavaliers prepare to make their third consecutive trip to the Finals.

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.07th
Rebounds Per Game42.027th
Assists Per Game25.24th
Points Allowed105.415th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506