14 May 2010

Celtics claim playoffs over Cavaliers

7:01 pm on 14 May 2010

The Boston Celtics have knocked LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers out of the playoffs in a stunning upset, 94-85 in game six.

The Celtics clinched the best-of-seven series 4-2 in Boston to advance to the Eastern Conference final over the NBA favourites.

They now face the Orlando Magic, who have not lost since April 2nd

The Cavaliers star player, LeBron James, is eligible to opt out of his contract this summer, a move that would make the two-time most valuable player - and zero-time NBA champion - a free agent and set off a scramble for his services from New York to Los Angeles and, of course, back in Cleveland.