Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet.
Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals.
Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals.
Leprechauns are imaginary. Celtic pride is very real.
LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
LeBron James delivered 38 points and Kevin Love had a career playoff high 32 as the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers opened their Eastern Conference final series with a blowout win on Wednesday.
Suddenly, the Boston Celtics' future looks a lot better than their present.
Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with urgency.
Stephen Curry started the rally in the third to get Golden State going, then Kevin Durant was determined to do his part in the fourth.
John Wall stood atop the scorer's table, popping his jersey, yelling and celebrating his 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left for the go-ahead basket that put his Washington Wizards into a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics.