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As I hurry home battling the rush hour traffic in the evening, I see a queue in front of the gates of the local mosque. Men in white skull caps, women clad in saris and burkas, young children with school bags on their backs — all are waiting with containers in their hands for a share of the nombu kanji. Mosques in the south Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala distribute the kanji, a lightly spiced rice and lentil porridge, before the sunset prayers during the fasting month of Ramadan, which starts Friday evening.

In a rush to get the holiday weekend rolling? Here are some quick facts about last night's Eastern Conference championship game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics:

*The Cavaliers ended the Celtics post-season — winning the game, 135-102.

*The win sets up a third consecutive match-up with Western Conference champion Golden State in the Finals.

*LeBron James scored 35 points to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader — surpassing Michael Jordan

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