The Celtics will travel to Orlando to open the Eastern Conference finals Sunday afternoon. Following Game 2 Tuesday night, the teams will take a few days off before resuming the series in Boston on the following Saturday and Monday nights. Rest up now, because after Game 1, all of the games are scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. You can listen to every game on WEEI. Here's the complete schedule:

 

Game 1: Sunday, May 16, at Orlando, 3:30 p.m. (ABC, WEEI)

Game 2: Tuesday, May 18, at Orlando, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN, WEEI)

Ten thoughts from a Game 6 in which the Celtics put an end to the Cavaliers' season and started what will be the most annoying 47 days in ESPN history ...



KIRK MINIHANE

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Following the Cavaliers' season-ending, 94-85 loss to the Celtics Thursday night at TD Garden, LeBron James spoke about his injured left elbow and impending free agency. James finished his team's Game 6 loss with 27 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 assists but also had nine turnovers.

 



PAUL FLANNERY

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The Cleveland Cavaliers may have been dubbed the team to beat in the East, but the Boston Celtics' next opponent actually is playing the best basketball in the NBA.



JESSICA CAMERATO

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Leon Powe, a member of the Celtics' 2008 championship team, said that the 2010 Boston group is playing 'a bit better' than the team that he won a title with.

 

Speaking after the Celtics' 94-85 Game 6, series-clinching win over the Cavaliers, Cleveland center Shaquille O'Neal said that he has no plans to retire.

 

"Of course," said the 38-year-old O'Neal when asked if he plans on continuing his playing career. "I've missed 360 games due to injury in my career, so by my calculation I've still got 3.7 years left which means I'm going to play until I'm 41. I've been in the league 17 years, but I've missed a lot of games, so I'm still feeling good and I still feel like I can play this game."

 

Kevin Garnett hit his first four shots and fired up the crowd late with a spectacular tomahawk one-handed jam as the Celtics beat the Cavaliers, 94-85, on Thursday night at TD Garden to capture the Eastern Conference semifinal series, 4-2. Garnett finished with 22 points on 11-of-19 shooting and added 12 rebounds.

 

Rajon Rondo added 21 points and 12 assists for the Celtics, who advance to the Eastern Conference finals and will play Game 1 in Orlando on Sunday afternoon. 

 

Celtics president Danny Ainge joined The Big Show Thursday evening, hours before tipoff for Game 6 between the Celtics and Cavaliers. "Both teams are very desperate to win this game tonight, for obvious reasons," Ainge said. "I think that’s why it will be a good game."

 

LeBron James says he has already put his poor performance from Game 5 behind him and is focused on coming out aggressive in as the Cavaliers face elimination against the Celtics.

 

“It’s always about what have you done for me lately,” he said of the criticism prior Game 6. “I understand that and we understand that, so we’ve got to our best to go out there and prove our doubters wrong.”