Marcus Smart follows his own miss and steals the ball from LeBron for a quick layup. Cavaliers still lead, 56-53 with 2:55 left in the third quarter.
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Paul Pierce sat next to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
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After the Celtics pulled even, LeBron James hits his third three-pointer of the game to give the Cavaliers a 59-56 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
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Celtics with back-to-back three-point plays, but J.R. Smith answers and the game is tied at at 64 with 10:03 remaining in the game.
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LeBron James picks up his 4th foul with 7:20 remaining, but Marcus Morris hits just one free throw. Cavaliers lead 69-67.
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Brad Stevens calls timeout after LeBron drives to the hoop and banks a shot as the shot clock expires. Cleveland leads, 71-67 with 6:56 remaining.
Andrew Mahoney 5/28/2018 2:42:48 AM
Jayson Tatum with back-to-back plays to electrfy the crowd: A dunk on LeBron and a three-pointer to give the Celtics the lead, 72-71.
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Jeff Green hits a three to give Cleveland the lead back, and LeBron connects with Tristan Thompson on a pick and roll as the Cavaliers lead 76-73 with 3:45 left.
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Cavalier lead 78-73 after LeBron hits two free throws with 2:45 remaining
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George Hill goes to the line and gives the Cavaliers an 86-74 lead with 40 seconds remaining.
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LeBron James after the win: "It's a heck of a accomplishment for our ballclub. Without our all-star power forward (Kevin Love) for basically two games, this team was undefeated in the postseason at home. For us to do this and for me to be able to lead these guys it's a treat."
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Celtics coach Brad Stevens on losing Game 7: "Every ending is tough, and I guess that's for all 29 teams that don't win the championship."
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Brad Stevens: "No matter how good of a season you've had, the ones that don't end with a championship are going to be disappointing."
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Brad Stevens: "It was a pretty incredible run by an incredible group of guys. It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be around them every day."
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Brad Stevens: "We just had one of those nights. I thought the biggest moment of the game was when we couldn't extend the lead in the second quarter. I just felt like we were in really good shape, and we just couldn't quite extend the lead. I thought that just added to the shooting the rest of the game."
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Brad Stevens: "Jeff Green was huge the last few games. Just played tremendous. Those threes were huge. Transition baskets were big."
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Marcus Smart: We had a lot of shots that just didn't fall four us. Shots that we were making the whole series just couldn't fall tonight."
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Marcus Smart: "The odds were against us the whole season, We've always been the underdogs. Everybody's always counted us out. I'm proud of these guys. I'm proud of this team and the way we fought."
Andrew Mahoney 5/28/2018 3:46:10 AM