NBA: Miami Heat finish strongly to edge Indiana Pacers 97-94
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NBA: Miami Heat finish strongly to edge Indiana Pacers 97-94

The Heat-Pacers clash was the highlight of a day when Minnesota made a powerful start which overwhelmed Portland, San Antonio ended Phoenix's winning streak, and father Doc Rivers got the bragging rights over son Austin Rivers as the Los Angeles Clippers defeated New Orleans.

NBA finals: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs in overtime, force Game 7
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NBA finals: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs in overtime, force Game 7

Thursday's decider will be the first Game 7 to be played in an NBA Finals since the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in 2010.

Allen shines as Heat beats Bucks, leads 3-0
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Allen shines as Heat beats Bucks, leads 3-0

The ageless Ray Allen scored 23 points, and broke the NBA career playoff record for 3-pointers, as the Miami Heat used another of their patented runs to win 104-91 at the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series.

Pierce helps Celtics top slumping 76ers 109-101
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Pierce helps Celtics top slumping 76ers 109-101

Paul Pierce had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Avery Bradley scored 22 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 109-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

Miami Heat edge second-string San Antonio Spurs 105-100
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Miami Heat edge second-string San Antonio Spurs 105-100

The Miami Heat escaped with a 105-100 win on Thursday over a San Antonio Spurs team that rested four starters in a move that will bring heavy penalties from the NBA.

Chris Bosh, Ray Allen power Heat past Nuggets
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Chris Bosh, Ray Allen power Heat past Nuggets

Chris Bosh scored 40 points and Ray Allen sank the go-ahead basket while being fouled with 6.7 seconds remaining to spark the Miami Heat over the Denver Nuggets 119-116 in an NBA game on Saturday.

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Celtics' Allen appears headed to Heat

Veteran Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen is headed to the NBA champion Miami Heat, Heat owner Micky Arison said on Twitter on Friday.

76ers even series with 82-81 win over Celtics
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76ers even series with 82-81 win over Celtics

Evan Turner made the go-ahead layup with 40.4 seconds left and Philadelphia held off Boston the rest of the way with six straight free throws as the 76ers evened the second-round Eastern Conference series with an 82-81 victory on Monday.

Pierce helps Celtics top Hawks for 3-1 series lead
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Pierce helps Celtics top Hawks for 3-1 series lead

By the time Avery Bradley, who is recovering from a dislocated shoulder, sank a free throw to give the Boston Celtics a 37-point lead early in the third quarter, Paul Pierce was done for the night, riding a stationary bicycle under the stands and trying to keep his sore left knee from stiffening up.

Pierce leads Rondo-less Celtics past Hawks, 87-80
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Pierce leads Rondo-less Celtics past Hawks, 87-80

Paul Pierce battled through another tough game to score 36 points and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Atlanta Hawks beat Boston Celtics 97-92
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Atlanta Hawks beat Boston Celtics 97-92

Joe Johnson scored 30 points while Josh Smith had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who are in line to be the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, with Celtics No. 5.

Boston Celtics shoot past Miami Heat, 115-107
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Boston Celtics shoot past Miami Heat, 115-107

Paul Pierce scored 27 points, Kevin Garnett added 24 points and nine rebounds, and the Celtics made their first eight shots of the fourth quarter to hold off the Heat 115-107 on Tuesday.

Deng, Noah lead Rose-less Bulls past Celtics
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Deng, Noah lead Rose-less Bulls past Celtics

Luol Deng scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half and Joakim Noah added 17 points and nine rebounds to rally the Chicago Bulls to a 93-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday.

Allen, Celtics hold off Hawks 79-76
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Allen, Celtics hold off Hawks 79-76

Ray Allen hit two 3-pointers in Boston's 13-0 run in the fourth quarter and protected the lead with two free throws in the final seconds as the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 79-76 on Monday.

Celtics slow road woes with win over Clippers
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Celtics slow road woes with win over Clippers

Paul Pierce scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Kevin Garnett added 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Boston Celtics made an impressive late rally for a 94-85 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.

Pierce and Allen lead way in Celtics
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Pierce and Allen lead way in Celtics' rout

Paul Pierce and Ray Allen each scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics rebounded from a lopsided loss and handed one to Portland on Friday, beating the Trail Blazers 104-86.

Celtics awaken in time to beat Rockets 97-92 in overtime
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Celtics awaken in time to beat Rockets 97-92 in overtime

Kevin Garnett grabbed 13 rebounds to pass Shaquille O'Neal and move into 12th on the NBA's career list, and Paul Pierce scored seven of his 30 points in overtime on Tuesday to lead the Boston Celtics to a 97-92 victory over the Houston Rockets.

Celtics top Nets for 3rd straight, move above .500
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Celtics top Nets for 3rd straight, move above .500

Paul Pierce had 27 points and eight assists, and the Boston Celtics got back above .500 with their third straight win, beating the New Jersey Nets 107-94 on Friday.

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