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.
San Antonio is heading to the Western Conference finals for the 13th time thanks to a player who has never been there. The Spurs eliminated the sluggish James Harden and Houston Rockets with a 114-75 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night behind a season-high 34 points from LaMarcus Aldridge in a game they played without All-Star Kawhi Leonard.
Playing in the Garden has brought out the Boston Celtics' best basketball this postseason.
Manu Ginobili pulled off an astonishing last-gasp defensive block as the San Antonio Spurs dug deep to claim a 110-107 victory over the Houston Rockets in their Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday.