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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Nicki Minaj will perform at the NBA Awards show in June. The awards show will be hosted by Drake, who will help unveil the winners of awards like MVP and Sixth Man of the Year.

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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.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice job by ex-Knick John Starks, who visited renowned NYK fan Fred Klein and watched a game with him late in the season. Klein, a long-time fan and season ticket holder, was also visited by ex-Knick Larry Johnson.

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."

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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Derrick Rose had more points and assists per game, and a greater player efficiency rating, in four seasons with Tom Thibodeau's Bulls than he did under Fred Hoiberg and Jeff Hornacek.

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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)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Thursday that Lonzo Ball has informed the Celtics he will not work out for them prior to the NBA draft. Appearing on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub, Ainge said it's not an ideal situation with the Celtics eager to evaluate all top talent while owning the No. 1 pick but noted that the Celtics have drafted players that didn't work out for them in the past.