Heat 98, Celtics 79

LeBron James, Heat force Game 7

LeBron James scored 45 points, 30 in the first half, setting up a deciding Eastern Conference finals Game 7 between the Celtics and Heat on Saturday.

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Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen watched LeBron James in the final minutes of Game 6.

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Rajon Rondo and the Celtics lost at home in Game 6 as the Heat forced a Game 7 Saturday in Miami.

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The Heat's Mike Miller and Celtics center Kevin Garnett fought for the ball in the second quarter.

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Celtics coach Doc Rivers argued a call during the first half.

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Rajon Rondo attempted to gain control of a loose ball in the first half.

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Kevin Garnett was incredulous after being called for a technical foul in the third quarter.

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Ray Allen attempted a shot over the arms of Shane Battier.

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LeBron James backed up on Paul Pierce on this play in the first quarter.

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LeBron James and Kevin Garnett battled for the opening tip-off. The Celtics gained the first possession.

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Captain Paul Pierce rallied his teammates before the game.

Boston’s stars sat quietly in the fourth quarter as Miami’s LeBron James remained in action.

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James foils Celtics’ hopes of ending series

The Celtics are going to have to do something about LeBron James in Game 7 to earn a trip to the NBA Finals.

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A Celtics season for the ages

In a sport devoted to individual stardom, these Celtics define selflessness. In an era of convenience, they are about perseverance.

“Hoop Suite’’ reinforces the perception of basketball courts as a place of sanctuary and unity, a person connected with the project said.

Anna Myer’s ‘Hoop Suite’ merges dance with basketball

What do modern dance, hip-hop, and basketball have in common? Choreographer Anna Myer.

Mass. teachers union agrees to give up key rights on seniority

In return for giving up rights that determine how teachers are promoted and placed in schools, a far more sweeping ballot initiative will be dropped.

Teen texting behind wheel common, study finds

Forty-two percent of Massachusetts high school students who drive admit they text while behind the wheel, according to a survey.

New York real estate firm Ashkenazy’s initial plans are said to include bringing a hotel to the upper levels of South Market, which currently houses office space and some retailers, including Urban Outfitters.

New Quincy Market operators want to add hotel, restaurants

A New York real estate firm says it will transform the famed Faneuil Hall Marketplace into a world-class destination for locals and visitors.

Murder trial postponed after witnesses stabbed in Boston

Two potential witnesses were among four men stabbed downtown on Wednesday.

Romney’s fund-raising outpaces president’s

Mitt Romney outraised President Obama by nearly 30 percent in May, perhaps the first time since 2007 that Obama raised less than a rival.

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Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller) is back again in “Madagascar 3,’’ joining a circus and meeting Gia the Jaguar (Jessica Chastain).

In ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,’ a circus atmosphere

Cascading, colorful 3-D performance sequences are sufficiently dazzling that you may forgive an act wasted on convoluted setup, and those relentless circus-afro ads.