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Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat attempts to control a rebound against Kevin Garnett #5 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 3, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Celtics Beat Heat 93-91 In Overtime

Rajon Rondo had 15 points and 15 assists, and scored the final three points of the Boston Celtics’ 93-91 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday night that evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.

06/04/2012

Marquis Daniels #4 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics react in the second half after Daniels scored a 2-point basket in the second half against the Miami Heat in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 1, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rondo, Celtics Beat Heat 101-91, Trail Series 2-1

Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo scored 21 points with 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 101-91 victory over the Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night, cutting Miami’s lead in the series to 2-1.

06/01/2012

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks to pass the ball in the second half against Mickael Pietrus #28 of the Boston Celtics in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 28, 2012. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat 3 Wins Away From Finals After Beating Celtics 93-79

LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Heat beat the Celtics 93-79 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

05/28/2012

Spencer Hawes #00 of the Philadelphia 76ers reaches for the rebound against Brandon Bass #30 of the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 21, 2012 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bass Erupts For Celtics In 101-85 Win Over Sixers

Brandon Bass scored 18 of his postseason career-high 27 points in the third quarter on Monday night as the Boston Celtics pulled away from the Philadelphia 76ers to win 101-85 and take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

05/21/2012

Lavoy Allen #50 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives the ball against Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 14, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

76ers Even Series With 82-81 Win Over Celts

Evan Turner made the go-ahead layup with 40.4 seconds left and Philadelphia held off Boston the rest of the way with six straight free throws as the 76ers evened the second-round Eastern Conference series with an 82-81 victory Monday night.

05/14/2012

The Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire sits on the bench after getting into foul trouble during the first half of Game 5 in Miami on May 9, 2012. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Knicks Wilt Down Stretch Of Game 5, Season Comes To An End

LeBron James had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 106-94 on Wednesday night to win the Eastern Conference first-round series in five games.

05/10/2012

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Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony: ‘Next Year, We’ll Be Better’

Anthony vowed after the team’s latest first-round ouster that things will change. And soon.

05/10/2012

Baron Davis of the New York Knicks is taken off the court on a stretcher after he injured his knee in the third quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 6, 2012 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Davis Leaves Game 4 With Severe Knee Injury

Baron Davis left Game 4 of the Knicks’ opening round match-up with the Heat with an apparently serious knee injury.

05/06/2012

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks reacts in the second half against the Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Knicks Avoid Sweep, Force Game 5

The Knicks defeat the Heat 89-87 to force Game 5 and snapped their 13-game playoff losing streak.

05/06/2012

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Knicks Fall Apart In Second Half, Now 1 Loss From Going Home

LeBron James scored 32 points, including eight straight to start the fourth quarter and break open the game, and the Miami Heat took a 3-0 lead, sending the New York Knicks to an NBA postseason-record 13th straight loss, 87-70 on Thursday night.

05/04/2012

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Carmelo: Knicks Need To Step Up; Bosh Expected To Play In Game 3

Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert are sidelined. Jeremy Lin isn’t back yet. So where are the Knicks supposed to find enough offense to compete with Miami?

05/03/2012

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Knicks’ Jeremy Lin All But Rules Out Game 4 Return

The short-handed Knicks could really, really use a healthy Jeremy Lin on the court in their first-round playoff series against Miami. Emphasis on healthy.

05/03/2012

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With Stoudemire Likely Out, Knicks May Need Lin More Than Ever

The Knicks sounded hopeful about Jeremy Lin’s return — and that was before Monday night’s debacle.

05/01/2012

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Knicks’ Stoudemire Sorry After Postgame Tantrum Leaves Him With Lacerated Hand

This much was certain: Amar’e Stoudemire’s hand was cut so severely that doctors and paramedics were summoned, drops of blood stained the carpet and a piece of glass in the door to a fire-extinguisher case needed to be replaced.

05/01/2012

Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks is carried off the court against the Miami Heat in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the American Airines Arena. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Knicks Crushed By Heat In Game 1, Shumpert Suffers Knee Injury

The Knicks were dealt a blow on the scoreboard and to their roster as Iman Shumpert was carried off the court. The Knicks were defeated by the Heat 100-67 in Game 1.

04/29/2012

Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks is carried off the court against the Miami Heat in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at the American Airines Arena. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Knicks’ Shumpert Suffers Season-Ending ACL Tear

Iman Shumpert suffered a season-ending ACL tear and as a result, any hope of the Knicks competing with the Heat have ended.

04/29/2012

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NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Matchups And Predictions

The NBA lockout-shortened regular season has come to a close and the playoff teams have been decided. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.

04/27/2012

Rajon Rondo of the Boston Celtics drives against Richard Hamilton of the Chicago Bulls on April 5, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rose-Less Bulls Rally To Beat Celtics 93-86

Luol Deng scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half and Joakim Noah added 17 points and nine rebounds to rally the Chicago Bulls to a 93-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

04/06/2012

Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls dunks the ball against the Boston Celtics on January 13, 2012 at the TD Garden in Boston. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rose Returns To Help Bulls Beat Celtics 88-79

Derrick Rose returned from a one-game absence to score 25 points and help the Chicago Bulls hold off a second-half charge and beat the Boston Celtics 88-79 on Friday night.

01/13/2012

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Alleged Shaq Sex Tape Linked To Gang Kidnapping And Beating

Members of a Los Angeles street gang are facing charges in the 2008 beating of a man who claimed he had a sex tape of Shaquille O’Neal and that the former NBA star was behind the attack.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

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