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CLEVELAND (AP) Five years ago, LeBron James left the floor after Game 5 against Boston in disgrace. There were boos from the home fans, even some whispers he'd quit on the Cavaliers.

On Sunday, in his first playoff game for Cleveland since 2010, James will take his first step toward an NBA championship - toward the one that could top them all.

James and the Cavaliers open the playoffs against the Celtics, a team he knows well and the one that abruptly ended his first stay in Cleveland. Shortly before his exit to Miami in the summer of '10, the Cavs were beaten in six games by the Celtics, and that series loss, perhaps as much as any other, scarred James.

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Leaders
Points: LeBron James25.3
Rebounds: Kevin Love9.7
Assists: LeBron James7.4
FG%: LeBron James48.8%
Steals: LeBron James1.58
Blocks: Timofey Mozgov1.20
Defense (Rank)
Points: 98.7 (13)
Rebounds: 41.1 (3)
Assists: 24.1 (30)
FG%: 45.6% (21)
FT%: 74.5% (9)
3P%: 34.3% (9)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.1 (8)
Rebounds: 43.0 (18)
Assists: 22.1 (10)
FG%: 45.8% (8)
FT%: 75.1% (17)
3P%: 36.7% (5)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
xy-Cleveland 53 29 .646 --
x-Chicago 50 32 .610 3.0
x-Milwaukee 41 41 .500 12.0
Indiana 38 44 .463 15.0
Detroit 32 50 .390 21.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/24/2015 Kendrick Perkins Signed as Free Agent
1/7/2015 A.J. Price Waived
1/7/2015 Timofey Mozgov Traded for two protected 2015 1st round picks
1/6/2015 Iman Shumpert Traded Part of three team trade
1/6/2015 J.R. Smith Traded Part of three team trade
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Injuries
Date Player Status
2/27/2015 Kyrie Irving Left shoulder strain
2/27/2015 LeBron James Back
2/23/2015 Shawn Marion Strained left hip
2/11/2015 Kevin Love Right corneal abrasion
1/28/2015 LeBron James Sprained right wrist
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