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Lowe: Game 4 might tell all in this Cavs-Celtics series

Here are the key matchups, adjustments and plays that will shape the action as Boston-Cleveland hits a momentous Game 4.

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LeBron: We have a game plan for Game 4

LeBron James breaks down what the Cavaliers need to do in Game 4 against the Celtics.

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Kellerman: When things get tough, Cavs will splinter

Max Kellerman says Boston should still be favored even if Cleveland wins Game 4.

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Down 2-1? History shows it's no problem for LeBron

Recent history suggests the King's squads aren't in danger when facing a 2-1 deficit to an Eastern Conference foe.

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Celtics' postseason road issues continue

Following a Game 3 blowout in Cleveland, the Celtics fall to 1-5 on the road this postseason and are left facing questions in their title quest.

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How LeBron rejuvenated the Cavs offense in Game 3

With the help of Second Spectrum, we break down how LeBron James facilitated a rejuvenated Cavs offense in Game 3 and dominated on defense.

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Morris admits he did a poor job guarding LeBron

Marcus Morris says that he watched "a ton" of film after the Celtics' loss and admits that he could have done a better job defending LeBron James.

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Jordan vs. LeBron

Jalen can't handle Jay Williams' take

Jalen Rose has to walk away from the set after Williams says James would dominate Jordan in a 1-on-1 game.

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MLB

Rays might be at forefront of a rotation revolution

Was starting Sergio Romo on back-to-back days a clever, one-off maneuver by Kevin Cash to maximize matchups or a sign of widespread things to come?

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Boston's boppers outslug Bronx Bombers

We all expected an AL East power duo to strike fear in the hearts of opposing pitchers, but not necessarily J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts.

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High School Baseball

SVP: Sports provide a great healing place

Scott Van Pelt's 1 Big Thing discusses the Santa Fe (Texas) HS baseball team's decision to play a day after a shooting at their school that killed 10 people.

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NFL

NFL

NFL OTAs roll call: Brady, Gronk among stars skipping workouts

Tom Brady, Julio Jones and Aaron Donald are conspicuously absent but Odell Beckham Jr. is attending OTAs.

Source: Brady absent for start of Pats' OTAs

Tom Brady regularly has participated in the Patriots' OTAs in the past, but the quarterback will not be at the opening of the voluntary session Monday, a source told ESPN.

Brady's no-show at OTAs a bad sign for Pats?

Mike Golic weighs in on what Tom Brady's absence from the start of New England's voluntary OTAs means for the Patriots this season.

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Schefter: Brady will 'be there when it matters'

Adam Schefter reacts to Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski not yet participating in organized team activities.

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Warriors up 2-1

Western Conference Finals

The return of the Warriors we know: Steph and defense

Steph Curry and the Warriors had three days off to ponder a bad Game 2 loss in Houston. Back home for Game 3, Curry and his team unloaded on the Rockets.

The Curry of old resurfaces against Rockets

An uncharacteristic profane outburst punctuated Curry's performance.

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On This Date: May 21, 2012

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  • On this date: Westbrook steals, scores on circus layup

    Russell Westbrook gets a steal, goes to the other end and finishes by scooping up a wild shot that went in off the backboard while getting fouled during the Thunder's 2012 Western Conference semifinals matchup against the Lakers.

Lionel Messi is the quietest superstar

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  • Stay Messi, My Friend

    Lionel Messi only seems like the least interesting man in the world. Listen closely and his silence speaks louder than most athletes' shouts.