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The Boston Cannons fell to the Denver Outlaws, 17-15, in the Major League Lacrosse playoff semifinals in Denver Friday night.

The Cannons, back in the playoffs for the first time since 2015, jumped out to a 3-0 start and held a 7-3 lead after the first quarter. But Denver, which has won three championships since 2014, rallied to outscore Boston, 7-6, in the second quarter, cutting the lead to 13-10.

John Grant Jr. scored three goals to lead the Outlaws’s third-quarter rally, when they tied the game at 14 all. Grant finished with five goals.

The Outlaws took their first lead at 16-15 with 5:41 left in the fourth quarter on Chris Aslanian’s goal. Aslanian had four goals in the game.

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Cal Dearth and Zed Williams each scored four goals for the Cannons.

The Cannons finished the year at 9-7 and were pushed back into third place after losing a second-place tiebreaker to the Outlaws.