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Celts stand between James, Finals streak

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BOSTON (AP) LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers won't get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly of cast-offs and throw-ins, James lost the only other All-Star on the roster on Saturday when Kevin Love was declared out for the series finale with a concussion.

Now, in what could be his final game in a Cleveland uniform - again - James will have to do it largely on his own.

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Warriors blow by Rockets to force Game 7

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) An awful start followed by three quarters of utter dominance, spot-on shot-making and beautiful defense - even against one of the game's greatest and hardest to stop in James Harden. That's the way it's been for these up-and-down, uber-talented Warriors, who leave even their coach perplexed.

"I have no clue why our team is like this," Steve Kerr said. "It's kind of what we do."

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Cavs' Love out of Game 7 with concussion

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Love won't be able to help LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 7 against the Celtics.

Love was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol and the All-Star forward will miss Sunday's series finale of the Eastern Conference finals, a personal blow and yet another challenge for Cleveland to overcome.

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Thompson's hot hand carries Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Klay Thompson flashed back to a night he left the arena still in uniform, furious about his forgettable performance against Denver.

It used to be he struggled to shake off a bad night, or even a bad start to a game.

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Bucks' Brown 'gave in' during arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said Friday he "gave in" when police used a stun gun as they detained him for a parking violation because he didn't want officers to "pull out their guns."

"I was just being smart. I just wanted to get out of the situation and get home," Brown told the Journal Sentinel . He said he still gets upset when he watches the video of his interaction with officers in the parking lot of a Walgreens on Jan. 26.

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GM says Suns likely to keep No. 1 pick

PHOENIX (AP) Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the "overwhelming likelihood" is that the team will keep its No. 1 overall pick and not trade it away.

McDonough made the comment Friday after the first of what will be many pre-draft workouts of players on the Suns' practice court.

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Injuries giveth, injuries taketh away

The NBA playoffs never go according to plan. The Golden State Warriors are proof of that.

Again.

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James on record 12th All-NBA first team

NEW YORK (AP) LeBron James was unanimously selected to the All-NBA first team for a record 12th time, while Houston's James Harden also appeared on all 100 first-team ballots.

They were joined Thursday on the first team by New Orleans' Anthony Davis, Golden State's Kevin Durant and Portland's Damian Lillard.

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Clippers give coach Rivers extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers and coach Doc Rivers have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around to oversee the post-Lob City era.

The team announced the extension Wednesday while not disclosing terms of the deal. Rivers was set to enter the final year of his five-year contract next season.

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Group volunteers to help grieving kids

MIAMI (AP) Rodney McGruder went home for Memorial Day weekend, for reasons that didn't include barbecues and beach time.

He paid tribute to people he never met.

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