Celtics 83, Hawks 80 / NBA playoffs

Celtics oust Hawks, will face Sixers

The Celtics rode Kevin Garnett’s 28 points and 14 rebounds to victory Thursday night and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fifth straight year.

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Kevin Garnett hit a jumper with 31 seconds to play on the way to the win Thursday night.

Kevin Garnett shot over the defense of the Hawks' Josh Smith at TD Garden.

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The Hawks threatened late but the Celtics finished them off to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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Paul Pierce celebrated with fans after the Celtics' Game 6 victory Thursday night.

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The Hawks' Josh Smith had 19 points and nine rebounds in the loss.

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Rajon Rondo (left) and Paul Pierce slapped hands after a play in the second quarter.

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Josh Smith of the Hawks lept and towered over Rajon Rondo after the Celtics guard faked a shot in the second quarter.

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The Hawks' Al Horford fought for the ball with Avery Bradley.

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Paul Pierce drove past the Hawks' Josh Smith during the first quarter.

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Ray Allen lost control of the ball as he was pressured by Kirk Hinrich (left) and Josh Smith.

Red Sox starter Josh Beckett (2-4) gave up seven runs on seven hits and walked two in 2 1-3 innings as Cleveland built a 7-1 lead.

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Rough outing for Beckett as Red Sox fall again

Starter Josh Beckett was booed off the field at Fenway Park in the third inning Thursday night as he gave up seven runs on seven hits.

“Headhunters” stars Aksel Hennie as a rich corporate headhunter who moonlights as an art thief.

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‘Headhunters’ is a sleek Norwegian crime thriller

An Oslo executive-by-day and art thief-by-night gets in over his head in this crisply entertaining film.

Lola Créton and Sebastian Urzendowsky in “Goodbye First Love,” written and directed by Mia Hansen-Love.

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‘Goodbye First Love’ features French teens on the brink of the rest of their lives

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Records shed light on Warren’s minority status

A second law school, the University of Pennsylvania, has touted Elizabeth Warren as a minority faculty member in an official school publication.

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Weight loss drug wins thumbs up from FDA panel

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BioShock delay a smart move, analysts say

Fans may be frustrated, and the decision caused a drop in its parent company’s stock, but Irrational Games made the right move this week when it delayed the debut of the newest BioShock video game until 2013, analysts said. “I think it’s an admirable quality to finish things properly before putting them out,’’ said Billy Pidgeon, game analyst at M2 Research in New York. “High-quality games are done when they’re done.’’ BioShock Infinite was scheduled for release in October.