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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is in the house for Celtics-Cavs Game 4.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

LeBron James missed 3 of his first 4 shots, two of them coming on open corner 2-point attempts. But he gets a soaring dunk on a perfect outlet pass from Kevin Love, and the Cavs have to hope that gets their star going. Cleveland can't afford a second consecutive off game from James.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

After opening the game with a 5-0 run, the Cavs proceeded to allow the Celtics to score the next 11 points, as Boston took its largest lead of the series so far. Cleveland made just 1 of its first 7 shots from the field.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The NBA held a moment of silence before Game 4 for the victims of Monday's attack in Manchester, England.

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LeBron looking to bounce back in Game 4 (0:56)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski, again to NESN, said "to pin (recent struggles) on John Farrell are just not fair. I think we're in a position where he's managed well, he's managed divisional champions. I think we're in a position, we have a good club. We just need to get in a better flow of things."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In pregame interview with NESN (he didn't talk to print reporters), Dave Dombrowski said he met with John Farrell and several baseball ops staffers "just to kind of go over our club and try to get it to fit together a little bit." Dombrowski said quarter-pole evaluation tougher than usual because of all injuries.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Since LeBron James's return to Cleveland in 2014, the Cavs are 7-3 in Game 4 of a playoff series (2-0 this year), with James averaging 26.0 PPG, 10.7 RPG and 7.1 APG in those 10 games.

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Is LeBron a bigger nemesis for Celtics than Magic? (1:18)

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

A staple of Cavaliers home playoff games: photo editing celebrities associated with the opponent's home city into Cavs gear. One of tonight's targets is Boston-born actor Mark Wahlberg.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens says Kelly Olynyk will start in Game 4.

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Celtics' Johnson will not play in Game 4 (1:28)
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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James gets up some 3s from the top of the key two hours before Game 4 tips.

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

A rare sight in Cleveland: LeBron James is out on the court warming up more than two hours before tip-off.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James enters Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals five 3-pointers shy of Many Ginobili for 3rd place on the NBA's all-time playoff 3-pointers made list. He is also 62 points from passing Michael Jordan (5,987 points) to become the No. 1 scorer in postseason history.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Based on this sign outside a bar a block away from Quicken Loans Arena, Cavs fans aren't expecting a repeat of Game 3 from LeBron James.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Patriots and TE Rob Gronkowski agreeing to a revised contract for 2017 (the final two years of the deal were not affected) that gives him a chance to increase his pay based on playing time or production, it helps to look at his recent playing-time numbers for context. Gronkowski played in 31.5 percent of the offensive snaps in 2016; he played in 84.2 percent in 2015; and 70.3 percent in 2014.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox injury updates: INF/OF Brock Holt (vertigo) has reached 20-day limit of his rehab assignment. He will see concussion specialist Micky Collins in Pittsburgh tomorrow; INF Marco Hernandez (shoulder) will have season-ending surgery Friday.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Triple-A left-hander Brian Johnson is a "strong candidate" to start Saturday against the Mariners, Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox plan to play Sam Travis at first base against left-handed pitchers. Hanley Ramirez isn't close to being physically ready to play first base, according to manager John Farrell.