NBA: Boston 89, Cleveland 73

BOSTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce had 19 points and Ray Allen 16 Thursday to lead Boston to an 89-73 victory over Cleveland and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Cleveland Papa John's sell 23-cent pizza

CLEVELAND, May 8 (UPI) -- The Papa John's pizza chain has apologized to Clevelanders for T-shirts mocking Cavaliers player LeBron James by offering 23-cent pizzas Thursday.
Bryant leads all-NBA first team

Bryant leads all-NBA first team

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, named league MVP earlier in the week, was selected to the All-NBA first ream, the NBA announced Thursday.

NBA: Boston 76, Cleveland 72

BOSTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Kevin Garnett scored 28 points and the Celtics held LeBron James to two field goals Tuesday to forge a 76-72 Eastern semifinal-opening win over Cleveland.

NBA: Cleveland 105, Washington 88

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- A 15-0 second quarter run Friday spurred the Cleveland Cavaliers' 105-88 rout of Washington and a 4-2 victory in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Wizards' Songaila suspended for one game

Wizards' Songaila suspended for one game

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- Washington forward Darius Songaila was suspended by the NBA for Game 6 of the Wizards' playoff series with Cleveland for hitting the Cavaliers' LeBron James.

NBA: Washington 88, Cleveland 87

CLEVELAND, April 30 (UPI) -- Caron Butler's layup with three seconds left Wednesday capped a late surge that boosted Washington past Cleveland 88-87 in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

NBA fines Pierce, Stevenson $25,000 each

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- The National Basketball Association fined Boston forward Paul Pierce and Washington guard DeShawn Stevenson $25,000 each Monday.

NBA: Cleveland 100, Washington 97

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Delonte West drilled a three-pointer with five seconds left Sunday, delivering Cleveland a 100-97 playoff win over Washington.
NBA: Washington 108, Cleveland 72

NBA: Washington 108, Cleveland 72

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- DeShawn Stevenson's five three-pointers led a balanced attack Thursday that sent Washington storming past Cleveland 108-72 in Game 3 of their playoff series.

NBA: Cleveland 116, Washington 86

CLEVELAND, April 21 (UPI) -- LeBron James had 30 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds Monday and Cleveland beat Washington 116-86 for a 2-0 edge in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

NBA: Cleveland 93, Washington 86

CLEVELAND, April 19 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 32 points Saturday, pacing Cleveland's 93-86 win over Washington in the first game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

NBA: Cleveland 91, Philadelphia 90

PHILADELPHIA, April 14 (UPI) -- Devin Brown made two free throws with two-tenths of a second remaining Monday to give the Cleveland Cavaliers a 91-90 win over The Philadelphia 76ers.

NBA: Cleveland 84, Miami 76

CLEVELAND, April 13 (UPI) -- Delonte West paced the Cleveland Cavaliers with 18 points Sunday in an 84-76 win over the Miami Heat.

NBA: Chicago 100, Cleveland 95

CHICAGO, April 11 (UPI) -- Luol Deng scored a team-high 21 points Friday when the Chicago Bulls surprised the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-95.
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LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23), seen playing against the Los Angeles Lakers in L.A. on January 19, 2009, is the NBA's Most Valuable Player according to reports on May 4, 2009. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten/FILE)

LeBron Raymone James (pronounced /ləˈbrɒn/; born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "King James", he was a three-time "Mr. Basketball" of Ohio in high school, and was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar while a sophomore at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School. He was selected with the number one pick in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and signed a shoe contract with Nike before his professional debut. Listed as a small forward, James has set numerous youngest player records since joining the league. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2003–04, was named the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2008–09 and 2009–10, and has been both an All-NBA selection and an All-Star every season since 2005. In 2010, a much-publicized free agency process ended with James signing with the Miami Heat. He became the third reigning NBA MVP to change teams and the first since Moses Malone in 1982.

The focal point of the Cleveland offense, James led the team to consecutive playoff appearances from 2006 through 2010. In 2007, the Cavaliers advanced to the Conference Finals for the first time since 1992 and to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, ultimately losing to the San Antonio Spurs. In 2011, James and the Miami Heat advanced to the NBA Finals but lost to the Dallas Mavericks in 6 games, 4–2. James has been a member of the USA national team, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and gold at the 2008 Olympics.

James attended St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in Akron, where he became a starter during his freshman year for the Fighting Irish. He averaged 21 points and 6.2 rebounds, and led the team to a 23–1 record, en route to the Division III state title. Coach Keith Dambrot started working with James doing $1 clinics at a local recreation center. In his sophomore year, James averaged 25.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.8 steals. He led the team to a 26–1 record and a Division III state title for the second straight season. He was the first sophomore to be named Ohio's "Mr. Basketball" and became the first sophomore ever selected to the USA Today All-USA First Team.

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