In a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals, the Cavs showed they are ahead of the Magic right now.
By forfeiting his contract, Jim O'Brien put his money where his mouth is in his protest of Danny Ainge's moves.
The Celtics conceded scores of easy baskets and failed to hit shots as the New Jersey Nets cruised to a 117-81 rout in a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference finals.
Paul Pierce scored 36 points -- including four straight in the second overtime to give Boston the lead for good -- as the Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks 105-98 Friday night.
The Nets have been able to contain Paul Pierce and the Celtics. And that's the truth.
With each game that passes, the New Jersey Nets respond even more impressively to the Boston Celtics' frantic comebacks.
The Celtics need Kenny Anderson to join the 1-2 punch of Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker.
New Jersey 94, Boston 92
Stopping the Nets from running and remembering how to rebound, the Celtics made a defensive stand while taking control in the third quarter and defeated New Jersey 93-86 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece.
Boston 90, Detroit 81
Kobe dishes on Celtics rivalry, Rondo's injury and talking trash with Pierce.
Boston (31-38) at Dallas (42-25) 8:00 pm EST
Paul Pierce scored 32 points and the Boston Celtics took sole possession of sixth place in the Eastern Conference with a 94-86 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday night.