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The Celtics are 2-9 all-time in playoff series when trailing 3-1, but ESPN's BPI gives Boston the better chance to win Thursday's Game 5 against the Cavaliers.

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If the Cavs win Thursday's Game 5, they'll face the Warriors in the Finals for the third straight season, marking the first time two NBA teams have met in a championship for three consecutive years.

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LeBron: 'Chasing ghosts' not about passing MJ (1:10)
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LeBron looking forward to Game 5 (0:57)
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Confident Irving a better closer than LeBron (1:01)
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Stephen A. dismisses LeBron comparisons to Magic (1:31)
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KD determined to go at LeBron (1:04)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

T-shirts at TD Garden for Game 5.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said rookie Jaylen Brown was "in a lot of pain" Wednesday due to a hip pointer suffered in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics listed Brown as questionable for Thursday's Game 5 and, during an appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub, Ainge reaffirmed that it's "questionable whether he'll be able to play tonight."

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Max: Lue giving Warriors bulletin-board material (1:27)
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Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

A sea of green will greet the Cavaliers when they arrive for shoot around. The shirts say, "It's heart, pride, tradition, grit and team. It's not luck."

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Brock Osweiler's recent struggles are no secret. He has the fewest yards per attempt among QBs with at least 20 starts in the last two seasons.

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The Cavs not only have the longest active winning streak in potential series closeout games, they're also tied for the longest such streak in NBA history, matching the Lakers from 2000-04. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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The longest home run of Hunter Renfroe's career was also the longest homer hit on Wednesday.

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The world is ready for Warriors, Cavs in Finals (1:30)
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LeBron, Cavs looking for closeout record against Celtics (0:52)
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Is Golden State vulnerable? (2:22)
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Reds take lead as Brantley can't make diving catch (0:37)
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LeBron James is the king of the East (2:36)