BOSTON – The final horn sounded and for the second time in three years, the Celtics faithful saw their team’s season end at the TD Garden at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. But this was different. Two years ago, the Celtics were just lucky to be on the floor with the Cavaliers who had no problem sweeping them out of the postseason. This time, things were different. Cleveland had their way with Boston, but had to work harder – much harder – than they did a couple years ago. And that more than anything else, is clear and undeniable evidence that the Celtics are on the come-up even after their season ended with a 135-102 Game 5 drubbing. They lost the series four games to one, most of which
Add Chris Bosh to the star-studded list of players that could test free agency in the 2017 NBA offseason. The two-time champion and the Miami Heat have reportedly reached an agreement, allowing Bosh to sign with another team.
With their 129-115 victory over the Spurs in Game 4 on Monday, the Warriors earned their fifth-ever and third-straight sweep of a best-of-seven playoff series in franchise history. In doing so, they became the first team ever to start a postseason with 12 consecutive wins, and booked their third-straight trip to the NBA Finals – also a franchise first. No matter who is defending them, it hasn’t seemed to matter lately, as the Dubs just finished putting up some gaudy offensive numbers in their sweep of the Spurs (who were the top defensive team in the league in the regular season). Golden State scored 498 total points in the Western Conference Finals, tied with the 76ers in the 1978 Eastern Conference Semifinals for the most points scored in a four-game series.