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Cavs, Celtics set up a collision course

at Cavs 27 28 18 23 96
Bulls 26 22 23 23 94
Cavaliers win series 4-1

CLEVELAND — Antawn Jamison scored 25, LeBron James just missed a triple double and the Cavaliers advanced to a playoff date with Boston by beating Chicago 96-94 in Game 5 on Tuesday night in perhaps Vinny Del Negro's final game as Bulls coach.

James, favoring a tender right elbow, scored 19 — 16 in the second half — and added 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Cavs finally ousted the stubborn Bulls to win the first-round, best-of-seven series 4-1. Unable to lift his right arm, James shot a free throw left-handed with 7.8 seconds left.

In the Eastern Conference second round, Cleveland will face the Celtics, reuniting teams that don't like each other and who played a testy seven-game series in 2008, won by Boston on its way to the NBA title.

"A lot of people are saying they're too old, but we know they're going to come out and give us their best shot," Jamison said.

CHICAGO (94): Deng 9-17 8-11 26, T.Gibson 2-5 3-6 7, Noah 4-7 0-0 8, Rose 12-27 6-6 31, Hinrich 4-9 3-4 12, Miller 1-3 0-0 2, Murray 3-5 0-0 6, Warrick 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 35-76 22-29 94.

CLEVELAND (96): James 5-12 8-14 19, Jamison 8-14 6-8 25, O'Neal 7-9 0-1 14, M.Williams 2-13 1-1 7, Parker 1-3 0-0 3, Varejao 2-7 1-2 5, West 6-11 2-2 16, Moon 3-4 0-0 7, Hickson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-73 18-28 96.

3-Point GoalsChicago 2-10 (Rose 1-2, Hinrich 1-4, Deng 0-4), Cleveland 10-26 (Jamison 3-7, West 2-5, M.Williams 2-7, James 1-2, Moon 1-2, Parker 1-3). Fouled OutT.Gibson, Miller. ReboundsChicago 51 (T.Gibson 11), Cleveland 46 (James 10). AssistsChicago 15 (Rose 6), Cleveland 23 (James 9). Total FoulsChicago 23, Cleveland 21. TechnicalsChicago defensive three second. A20,562 (20,562).

ALLEN LEADS CELTICS: Ray Allen scored 24, making five 3-pointers in the second half, and the host Celtics eliminated the Heat 96-86 in Game 5 of the first-round playoff series. Dwyane Wade scored 31, with 10 assists and eight rebounds, in what might have been his last game with the Heat. He is expected to become a free agent during the summer. The Celtics led by 21 in the third, then Miami closed to 69-62 with a 16-2 run.

at Celtics 29 19 23 25 96
Heat 19 17 27 21 86
Celtics win series 4-1

MIAMI (86): Richardson 2-8 0-0 4, Beasley 0-3 2-2 2, O'Neal 3-10 1-2 7, Arroyo 4-4 0-0 8, Wade 10-24 9-10 31, Chalmers 6-13 5-6 20, Anthony 3-3 0-0 6, Haslem 2-9 2-2 6, Wright 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 31-79 19-22 86.

BOSTON (96): Pierce 8-13 3-5 21, Garnett 4-8 6-7 14, Perkins 4-8 0-0 8, Rondo 6-16 4-4 16, R.Allen 9-15 1-1 24, Davis 2-6 3-3 7, Wallace 1-2 0-0 2, T.Allen 1-4 2-2 4, Finley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-72 19-22 96.

3-Point GoalsMiami 5-20 (Chalmers 3-8, Wade 2-7, Wright 0-2, Richardson 0-3), Boston 7-12 (R.Allen 5-6, Pierce 2-4, Rondo 0-1, Davis 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMiami 50 (Haslem 10), Boston 41 (Rondo, Garnett 8). AssistsMiami 18 (Wade 10), Boston 28 (Rondo 12). Total FoulsMiami 21, Boston 24. TechnicalsPerkins, Boston defensive three second. A18,624 (18,624).

MAVS STAY ALIVE: Caron Butler scored a career playoff-best 35 to help host the visiting Mavs avoid elimination with a 103-81 victory over the Spurs in the West series.

at Mavs 27 26 29 21 103
Spurs 21 25 18 17 81
Spurs lead series 3-2

SAN ANTONIO (81): Jefferson 2-4 0-0 4, Duncan 3-9 5-6 11, McDyess 1-3 0-0 2, Hill 6-11 0-0 12, Ginobili 2-7 3-4 7, Parker 6-15 6-8 18, Bonner 2-5 0-0 6, Blair 2-6 4-5 8, Mason 1-6 0-0 3, Mahinmi 3-6 3-4 9, Temple 0-1 1-1 1, Bogans 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 28-78 22-28 81.

DALLAS (103): Marion 5-12 0-0 10, Nowitzki 7-14 1-1 15, Haywood 1-3 6-12 8, Kidd 3-5 3-4 10, Butler 12-24 8-9 35, Barea 4-8 0-1 8, Terry 3-8 5-6 12, Najera 0-2 0-0 0, Stevenson 0-3 0-0 0, Beaubois 1-4 0-0 3, Carroll 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 37-84 23-33 103.

3-Point GoalsSan Antonio 3-16 (Bonner 2-5, Mason 1-3, Temple 0-1, Ginobili 0-2, Hill 0-2, Bogans 0-3), Dallas 6-24 (Butler 3-8, Kidd 1-1, Beaubois 1-3, Terry 1-4, Marion 0-1, Najera 0-2, Barea 0-2, Stevenson 0-3). Fouled OutBarea. ReboundsSan Antonio 53 (Blair 8), Dallas 60 (Butler 11). AssistsSan Antonio 11 (Parker 6), Dallas 20 (Kidd 7). Total FoulsSan Antonio 23, Dallas 23. TechnicalsSan Antonio defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Najera. A20,557 (19,200).

SUNS SEIZE CONTROL: Channing Frye scored 20 late Monday as host Phoenix routed Portland 107-88 to take a 3-2 series lead.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Hawks guard Jamal Crawford was named Sixth Man of the Year with 580 of a possible 610 points, including 110 out of 122 first-place votes.

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