Guard Marcus Smart said he was "ecstatic" that a sometimes frustrating free agency period ended with him staying with the Boston Celtics, the Boston Globe reported Friday.
Eastern Conference finals
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will play in Thursday's opening game of the NBA Finals after completing the league's concussion protocol, the team announced Thursday.
LeBron James produced another epic playoff performance Friday as the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed alive in the NBA playoffs with a 109-99 victory over the Boston Celtics.
Boston Celtics moved within a game of reaching the NBA finals after a masterful 96-83 win over Cleveland Cavaliers in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has accused Cleveland Cavaliers rival J.R. Smith of being a "dirty" player after the two almost came to blows in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics overcame a 42-point performance from LeBron James to beat Cleveland 107-94 on Tuesday and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Boston Celtics stunned Cleveland Cavaliers, 108-83, to take the opening game in their Eastern Conference Finals in the NBA.
LeBron James is on the verge of reaching the NBA Finals for an eighth consecutive season, but his Cleveland Cavaliers face a familiar and formidable obstacle in the Boston Celtics.