DAN SHAUGHNESSY

This series has all the makings of a Game 7

Cleveland, OH: 5-21-18: The Celtics Marcus Smart (left) And Jaylen Brown (right) combine to try and stop the Cavaliers LeBron James (center) from driving to the basket ij teh first quarter. The Boston Celtics visited the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game Four of their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series at the Quicken Loans Arena. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

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LeBron James and the Cavaliers resurrected themselves in Cleveland, leaving Boston as the team that needs to regroup this time.

LeBron James (center) and the Cavaliers left Jaylen Brown (left) and Jayson Tatum (right) wondering what hit them.

CAVALIERS 111, CELTICS 102

Cavaliers get jump on Celtics in Game 4, tie up Eastern Conference finals

Cleveland built a 34-18 lead after one quarter and the Celtics couldn’t claw all the way back. LeBron James scored 44 points.

The Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith (right) celebrated at game’s end while the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum was ready to hit the showers.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Celtics were only half-bad this time

The Celtics played better in the final two quarters, after making adjustments at the intermission, but the early deficit proved to be too much.

CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 21: Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts toward referee Eric Lewis #42 in the second half against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 21, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Officially, everyone seemed to be upset with referees

There were 49 total fouls called in Game 4: 26 vs. the Celtics and 23 vs. the Cavaliers.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_sbfollow7_spts-19446-19447.jpg By skipping OTAs, Tom Brady leaves himself open to criticism

Brady himself has often talked of the value of these workouts, but this time he’s making a different statement.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_cb10_spts-001.jpg Cavaliers didn’t make things easy for the Celtics in Game 4

Boston missed layups and dunks as Cleveland tied the series at 2 games apiece.

NORA PRINCIOTTI | COURTSIDE CHATTER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_cbpre3_spts.jpg Appetite for Celtics knows no boundaries

Donnie Wahlberg held court outside a Wahlburgers across the street from Quicken Loans Arena before Game 4 Monday.

Foxborough-8/05/17- The Patriots held their trainiing camp Saturday at Gillette Stadium practice fields. Julian edelman catches a pass. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

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JIM McBRIDE

Here is what’s ahead at OTAs for the Patriots

Though players still aren’t allowed to have contact or even wear pads, these sessions are as close to real practices as the NFL allows during this portion of the calendar.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/lee_bcmaryland15_spts.jpg In Final Four, BC women’s lacrosse team gets another shot at Maryland

It was Maryland that defeated the Eagles in last year’s national championship game.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/shaughnessy-19433.jpg NBA’s all-time best? It’s LeBron James

Stop fighting the notion that Wilt or Michael or Larry or Russell was better.

NFL NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/92397c2888134eea909c838908e8d78d-92397c2888134eea909c838908e8d78d-0.jpg Matt Patricia won’t face NFL discipline for 1996 assault allegation

The league said it has finished its investigation into the matter involving the former Patriots defensive coordinator and new Lions head coach.

Boston MA 5/20/18 Boston Red Sox J.D. Martinez is greeted by teammate Mookie Betts after he hit his second two run home run against the Baltimore Orioles during fifth inning action at Fenway Park. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

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JULIAN BENBOW

J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts hit it off as instructional partners

The two are constantly workshopping ideas to improve their swings, and the results are impressive.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/tlumacki_redsoxvsorioles_sports059.jpg Red Sox’ J.D. Martinez named AL Player of the Week

Martinez hit five home runs and posted a 1.000 slugging percentage over the seven-game span.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/21/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/960257784.jpg One way to keep LeBron James in Ohio: build a statue

A fund-raising effort is under way to erect a statue of James in his hometown of Akron, with a price tag of $1 million.

Patriots add two assistants to coaching staff

Cameron Achord will replace Bubba Ventrone as special teams assistant, while Atif Austin will be a coaching assistant.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/27/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/3daa3d5d67b14e61835bf33ddb58b33d-3daa3d5d67b14e61835bf33ddb58b33d-0.jpg Roger Goodell says NFL will seek uniform standards on sports gambling

The NFL commissioner detailed the league’s position in a statement released Monday.

CAPITALS 3, LIGHTNING 0

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/e2cb621e2b9b4e25b25f54e24ea32188-e2cb621e2b9b4e25b25f54e24ea32188-0.jpg Capitals shut out Lightning to force Game 7

Physical play and T.J. Oshie’s two goals helped Washington stave off elimination on home ice.

SPORTS LOG

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/29b4d74231154db78ab3c22ef1fb54cd-29b4d74231154db78ab3c22ef1fb54cd-0.jpg Ex-Olympian Ariana Kukors Smith sues USA Swimming

2012 Olympian alleges officials knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor but didn’t protect her.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_prac10_spts.jpg Now it’s the Celtics’ turn to make adjustments

After the Game 3 disaster, Brad Stevens and his players need to answer the Cavaliers’ intensity.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_lue1A_spts.jpg For Tyronn Lue, road to Cavaliers’ sideline started in Boston

The Cavaliers head coach got his coaching feet wet working on Doc Rivers’s staff in Boston.

Boston MA 5/20/18 Boston Red Sox J. D. Martinez high fives teammate Mookie Betts after hitting a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during second inning action at Fenway Park. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

RED SOX 5, ORIOLES 0

A rookie starter was no match for the Red Sox’ powerful lineup

J.D. Martinez homered twice and Andrew Benintendi went deep for the second straight game.

RED SOX NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/20/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Chin051918RedSox-Orioles_Spt8.jpg Joe Kelly has more than just a blazing fastball these days

He’s relying less on his fastball and showing hitters an array of pitches.