NBA Playoffs: Celtics 115, Wizards 105

Celtics knock out Wizards in Game 7 to advance to conference finals

Behind Isaiah Thomas and Kelly Olynyk, Boston advanced to the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland.

Boston, MA - 5/15/2017 - (4th quarter) Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) embraces Isaiah Thomas who provided the assist on Olynyk's three pointer to give the Celtics a 110-100 lead during the fourth quarter. The Boston Celtics host the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at TD Garden. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Adam Himmelsbach, Topic: 16Celtics-Wizards, LOID: 8.3.2508922496.

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Dare we say it? Anything?s possible

After a resounding Game 7 triumph, the Celtics are dreaming big again.

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 25: Josh Jackson #11 of the Kansas Jayhawks is defended by Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks during the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 25, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

A draft expert weighs in on possible Celtics picks

Jonathan Givony of says to look beyond Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball to Josh Jackson and Jayson Tatum.

Houston, TX Feb. 5 2017: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fights back tears on the podium as he waits to speak following the victory. The Atlanta Falcons play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb 5. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) reporter: various topic: Super Bowl

Tom Brady does not agree that he is the greatest of all time

The Patriots quarterback addressed that issue, and several others, in an ESPN interview.

This may be the biggest project to yet hit South Boston

The project would include almost 1,600 housing units, nearly 1,000 parking spaces, and three buildings at least 200 feet tall.

Boston, MA - 05/02/17 - Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons during a rehearsal. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (Thomas Farragher) Topic: (05farragher)

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A love affair is in the making at the BSO

Something special is happening at the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Andris Nelsons.

Boston, MA - 5/9/2017 - Customers wait in line for lunch orders bought in store at Flour Bakery in Cambridge, MA, May 9, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Even kindergartners know you can?t cut the line. Unless you order with an app.

A growing number of restaurant and coffee shop customers are ordering ahead, and not everyone is happy.



// Joe Mathieu named anchor of WGBH?s ?Morning Edition?

He?ll take over the on-air duties from host Bob Seay in August.

Dennis Lehane gives the Emerson College commencement address Sunday at Agganis Arena. Photo by Pat Greenhouse


Dennis Lehane apologizes for using racial slur in Emerson speech

Lehane used the slur while talking about the protests in South Boston during the busing crisis of the 1970s.


BOSTON, MA - 5/15/2017: ( NOTE: SHIRLEY LEUNG WILL ID IN PHOTO for her story Wednesday paper ) NEW HOTEL ....Omni Hotel.... the new $550 million hotel that will be built across from Boston Convention Center. The Massport hotel bid included a clause that women and minorities be equity partners in the deal. (Photo) SECTION: BUSINESS TOPIC 17leung

Talking points

Boston?s massive new hotel, Beth Israel gets another merger partner, more

A roundup of the most important business news from Monday.

Trump allegedly revealed classified info to Russians

President Trump met with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and the Russian ambassador to the US, Sergei Kislyak, at the White House last week.

Russian Foreign Ministry/New York Times

President Trump revealed classified information to Russian officials last week, according to media reports. White House officials denied the claim.

// Trump aides try to limit fallout from report on classified information

Members of Congress said that if the report is true, they want answers.

// Should Massachusetts provide financial aid to private colleges?

Mass. provides millions in financial aid to private colleges and universities in the state, including some with endowments of $1 billion or more.

// Disabled homeless girl is at center of fight over housing

The case illustrates a human dimension of Governor Baker?s push to reduce the number of homeless families in motels.



// The insidious staying power of the N-word

Darren Cromwell heard the N-word 44 years ago at Fenway and for years after found reasons to avoid going to the ballpark.

Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez was interviewed on

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Hernandez fiancée tells Dr. Phil she never expected suicide

Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez told TV?s Dr. Phil that she ?wants answers? about Aaron Hernandez?s suicide.

The Trump presidency

// Maine health care advocates demand to know: Where?s Bruce?

After voting to slash Medicaid, New England?s only remaining Republican House member is in the crosshairs for 2018.


Ransomware cyberattack

?Ransomware? victims have paid hackers nearly $59,000 so far

As of Monday afternoon, 227 payments have been made to the three bitcoin accounts linked to the cyberattack.

Trump Today

// North Korea takes another ominous step

North Korea said Monday the type of missile it fired over the weekend could carry a heavy nuclear warhead.

Opinion & Ideas


// The middle ground is shrinking under Charlie Baker?s feet

Evenutally he will have to pick a side.

Special reports

Special section | Game Changers

// Fifty-one bright ideas and breakthroughs for 2017

In a revolutionary place like Boston, innovators and innovations are as common as bad drivers. See who made our annual list.


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// Advice on taking real estate photos from a Pulitzer-winning photographer

In America, everyone who has a cellphone thinks they are a professional photographer. They are not.


// Documenting Hate: Submit an incident you know about

If you have been a victim or witnessed a hate incident, share your information here so we can investigate.


// Surgeons plan to use hepatitis-infected hearts to slash transplant wait

After success transplanting hepatitis C-infected kidneys, researchers now plan to try using infected hearts in transplants.

Real Estate

Recent home sales south of Boston (May 12)

1267 Washington St. One-family Raised Ranch, built in 1994, 1,543 square feet, 5 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 27,424-square-foot lot.