BOSTON (AP) - Paul Pierce scored 41 points, hit two clinching
free throws with 7.9 seconds left and led the Boston Celtics to a
97-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday in Game 7 and
a spot in the Eastern Conference finals.
That round begins Tuesday night against the Detroit Pistons in
the same arena where the Celtics have won 14 straight games and are
8-0 in the playoffs.
LeBron James scored 45 points to help keep Boston's lead between
one and seven points in the fourth quarter.