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ON BASKETBALL

Celtics scored big in trade with Cavaliers

ORLANDO — It’s not that Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge wanted to facilitate LeBron James’s potential exit from Miami. But that may have been a byproduct of his actions on Wednesday.

Ainge wanted to help the Celtics by being the third team in a trade that enabled the Cavaliers to clear enough salary cap space to make a maximum offer to James, a former hometown hero.

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