Beyond the devastation to the Celtics, through the haze of an improbable, double-overtime victory over Miami without Rajon Rondo Sunday, there looms a harsh reality: Rondo's season-ending torn ACL could bring an end to the Celtics of this era for good.
Ray Allen chose Miami over Boston Friday night, agreeing to a three-year, $9.7 million deal with the Heat that closed the book on the Celtics' Big Three era and started a new chapter in a rivalry that will be even more heated than before. ...more
LeBron James scored or assisted on all but two of the Heat's baskets during a deciding 18-4 run in the fourth quarter, sending Miami to the NBA Finals for the second straight season with a 101-88 victory over Boston in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. ...more
BOSTON -- With a performance as electrifying as any in his career, LeBron James had 45 points and 15 rebounds Thursday night as the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 98-79 to even the Eastern Conference finals at 3-3 and force a Game 7. ...more
MIAMI -- Behind 26 points and 11 rebounds from Kevin Garnett, the Celtics rendered the Heat's dynamic duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade irrelevant Tuesday night in a 94-90 victory that gave them a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. ...more
Dwyane Wade, laboring all night and called upon to bail out the Heat with LeBron James on the bench with six fouls, missed a 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer Sunday night as the Celtics held on for a thrilling 93-91 victory that evened the best-of-7 Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. ...more
Despite nearly blowing a 22-point, fourth-quarter lead, the Celtics held on for a 101-91 victory over the Heat Friday night to pull with in 2-1 in the Eastern Conference finals. Now, all they have to do to make this a series is do it again. ...more
Even on an off-night for LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat found away to win in the face of a 44-point onslaught from the Celtics' Rajon Rondo Wednesday night. With the indomitable Rondo playing every second of the game, the Heat beat the Celtics 115-111 in overtime take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. ...more