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Pomeranz delivers in win over Rangers (1:09)

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)

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The Rangers struck out 19 times Thursday against the Red Sox, their most in a game since 2007 (had 3 such games that season).

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LeBron calls the Warriors a 'juggernaut' (1:17)
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LeBron, Cavs finish off Celtics and head onto Golden State (2:06)

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

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox 6, Rangers 2: Xander Bogaerts hit his first homer of the season and Drew Pomeranz tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts to lift Boston to a three-game sweep at Fenway Park. Bogaerts, Mitch Moreland and Christian Vázquez finished with two hits apiece. The Red Sox have won four consecutive games, matching their high for the season.

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.

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.

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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.

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LeBron passes MJ for most playoff points (0:27)
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LeBron follows up miss with hammer dunk (0:26)