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Irving takes over in third quarter, Cavs beat C's in Game 4
Kyrie Irving takes over in the third quarter as the Cavs rally for a 112-99 Game 4 win over the Celtics
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Amir Johnson a game-time decision for Game 4 with shoulder injury
Celtics forward Amir Johnson said his right shoulder is feeling better, but he's still questionable for Game 4 tonight in Cleveland.  
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Ryan: Celtics' Game 3 win one of best in franchise history
Bob Ryan has seen a lot of Celtic victories over the years, and he thinks the C's upset of the Cavs ranks with the best of them.
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Halftime stars, studs and duds: LeBron in foul trouble
Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from the first half of Game 4 between Boston and Cleveland in which the Celtics have a 57-47 halftime lead.
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Washington anchor gives Fultz his first piece of Celtics apparel
Thanks to Carol Maloney of NBC4 in Washington, Markelle Fultz has his first piece of Boston Celtics apparel.
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Kelly Olynyk in Celtics starting lineup in Game 4
The Boston Celtics will start Kelly Olynyk tonight in Game 4 of Boston’s best-of-seven series with Cleveland.
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Celtics-Cavs Game 4 preview: C's expect an aggressive LeBron
The Celtics are battening down the hatches for Hurricane James -- LeBron James -- as they prepare to play the Cavs in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
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Felger: Celtics wouldn't shut down Thomas if they were up 2-0
Michael Felger believes the Boston Celtics wouldn't have ruled Isaiah Thomas out for the remainder of the postseason if they were in a better position in the Eastern Conference Finals
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Roda on LeBron not liking his question after Game 3
Kenny Roda of News-Talk 1480 WHBC calls in to Arbella Early Edition to discuss LeBron James not liking his question following Game 3 loss.
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Horford admits he was 'very emotional' after 'special' win
Al Horford is a passionate player, but seldom is it on display in as outwardly a fashion as it was following their Game 3 victory.
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) .
'Ecstatic' IT was with C's teammates via FaceTime after Game 3
Isaiah Thomas' presence – and his face via FaceTime – were inside the locker room in the initial moments following their 111-108 Game 3 win over Cleveland.
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Jerebko shoots, and shoves, and will get a chance to do both in Game 4
With Amir Johnson questionable for Tuesday night, the Celtics will turn to the versatile -- and ever-ready -- Jonas Jerebko 
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Report: C's first-rounder Yabusele expected to miss Summer League
The second of Boston’s three first-round picks in the 2016 draft recently had surgery to remove bone spurs from the top of each of his feet, according to ESPN.com’s Chris Forsberg.
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Five things Celtics need to do to win Game 4
Here are five things to watch for the Boston Celtics if they are to in fact even up this best-of-seven series with a win on Tuesday.
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Five things Celtics need to do to win Game 4
Here are five things to watch for the Boston Celtics if they are to in fact even up this best-of-seven series with a win on Tuesday.
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Opportunity knocked, and Celtics answered
The Celts, as they've done all year, seized opportunity when it presented itself. And now they have the opportunity to get back in the series.
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Blakely: Celtics fire a shot heard 'round the world
The C's knew they'd been counted out by everyone after their Game 2 disaster. And they used that as motivation for a stunning victory in Game 3.
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LeBron's off night a major factor in Celtics' Game 3 win
LeBron James' rough night was a major factor in Boston shocking the NBA world in knocking off the Cavs 111-108 in Game 3
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Smart able to 'rise to the occasion' filling in for Thomas
The performance Marcus Smart put on in Boston’s shocking 111-108 Game 3 win over Cleveland ranks among his best ever.
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Stars, studs and duds: Jerebko an X-factor in Game 3
Jonas Jerebko made all four of his shots from the field including a go-ahead 22-foot jumper with 30 seconds to play.
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Horford: A lot of people doubted us and thought we were finished
An emotional Al Horford talks with Abby Chin after the game about the Boston Celtics getting the win when everyone counted them out.
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Celtics shock Cavs 111-108 in Game 3 on last-second 3-pointer
The Celtics pull off an amazing 111-108 win in Game 3 on Avery Bradley’s last-second 3-pointer
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Halftime stars, studs and duds: LeBron getting a lot of help
Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from the first half of Game 3 between Boston and Cleveland with Cavs ahead 66-50.
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Smart replaces injured Thomas in C's starting lineup for Game 3
As expected. The Boston Celtics will turn to Marcus Smart to replace an injured Isaiah Thomas in the starting lineup.
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Celtics looking for positives as they move on without Isaiah Thomas
The Celtics lost their leading scorer when it was announced that Isaiah Thomas would miss the rest of the postseason. 
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart reacts with the crowd in Game 1 against the Washington Wizards.
Marcus Smart steps into starting lineup with Isaiah Thomas out
Isaiah Thomas' season-ending hip injury means the Celtics will hand the keys to Marcus Smart. 
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LeBron: 'We hate that Isaiah got hurt'
LeBron James takes no joy in seeing his road back to the NBA Finals get even easier with the news of Isaiah Thomas' season-ending injury.
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Anna Horford thanks 'King in the Fourth' Isaiah Thomas for great season
The Celtics announced Saturday that Isaiah Thomas' season was done. 
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Celtics-Cavs Game 3 preview: C's have a huge injury added to insult
The daunting task for the Celtics: Rebound from the worst playoff loss in their history without the guy that makes them go, Isaiah Thomas.  
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Ainge tweets praise for Isaiah's 'legendary' season after he's ruled out for playoffs
Isaiah Thomas' season is over with a hip injury, but Danny Ainge was quick to recognize it as "legendary" on Twitter.
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From bad to worse: Isaiah Thomas out for the rest of the playoffs
Already down 2-0 to the Cavs, the Celtics lose Isaiah Thomas for the remainder of the playoffs with a hip injury.  
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One bright light in the darkness: Jaylen Brown
Jaylen Brown's fight and competitive spirit stand in stark contrast to the other Celtics, who haven't been able to stem the Cavs' onslaught.
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Five takeways from Game 2: Celts learning hard lessons
The C's learned valuable lessons from their 2015 four-game wipeout by the Cavs. Another sweep's in the offing, and more lessons are being learned.
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Five takeways from Game 2: Celts learning hard lessons
The C's learned valuable lessons from their 2015 four-game wipeout against the Cavs. Another sweep's in the offing, and more lessons are being learned.
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Thomas sidelined in Game 2 with 'nagging hip injury'
Isaiah Thomas, recently named to the all-NBA second team, re-aggravated a right hip injury that kept him sidelined for the entire second half.
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C's try to quickly turn page after 'embarrassing' Game 2 loss
The Boston Celtics shocked the world in Game 2, but not exactly how they envisioned.
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Blakely: Cavs series should cement C's decision to draft Fultz
The series with the Cavs should cement in the Celtics' minds that there’s really only one choice to make with the No. 1 pick.
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Stars, studs and duds: Celtics embarrassed in must-win game
The Boston Celtics are embarrassed in a way you seldom see a playoff team, let alone one who came into the postseason as their conference’s top seed.
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Celtics demolished by Cavs in Game 2, 130-86
The Boston Celtics suffer a humiliating 130-86 loss to the defending champion Cleveland Cavs in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals
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Halftime stars, studs and duds: Historically bad first half for C's
Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from the first half of Game 2 between Boston and Cleveland, a game in which the Cavs have a decisive 72-31 halftime lead.
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Green gets start for Celtics in Game 2, Johnson to bench
In need of a shake-up following Game 1, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has turned to a familiar face – Gerald Green.
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Report: Ainge wanted to trade Isaiah last year for another lottery pick
ESPN's Jackie MacMullan tells Bob Ryan on his podcast that Danny Ainge was looking to trade Isaiah Thomas last year to try and get another lottery pick in addition to the No. 3 choice.
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University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz could be the Boston Celtics' No. 1 pick
His high school coach says Fultz will embrace whatever role Celtics need
If the Celtics take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick, his high school coach believes the 19-year-old won’t have a hard time adjusting to any role he’s given.  
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High school coach for Markelle Fultz explains why he cut him from the varsity team
A. Sherrod Blakely talks with Markelle Fultz former head coach, Mike Jones, about all the positive attributes of Fultz on and off the court.
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PODCAST: Kevin O'Connor talks Markelle Fultz; Should the C's repeat 1980 Draft and trade down?
On this episode of The Best of Boston Sports Tonight podcast, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor talks Markelle Fultz and the NBA Draft; plus Lou Merloni on Red Sox trade options at third base
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Celtics-Cavaliers preview: Slowing LeBron James is key No. 1
Against the Wizards, the Celtics built a defensive wall that eventually wore down John Wall. A similar mindset applies to defending LeBron James. 
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O’Connor: Why Markelle Fultz earns No. 1 overall ranking
Kevin O’Connor joins Boston Sports Tonight to break down what aspects of Markelle Fultz game separates him from the rest of the field.
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Could Anthony Davis be in play for the Celtics?
Gary Tanguay, Trenni Kusnierek, and Chris Mannix discuss if there is any possibility of a trade involving Anthony Davis to the Celtics.
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Green: C's shouldn't be content just making finals
Gerald Green has a message for his teammates: " 'Happy to be here' is not the mentality we need to have" against LeBron James and the Cavs.
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Markelle Fultz is officially retweeting stuff about him playing for the Celtics
Fultz is the projected No. 1 overall pick in June's NBA draft. 
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Will All-NBA voting push Gordon Hayward to the Celtics this offseason?
An opt-out and unrestricted agency becomes more likely for Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward after he was left off the All-NBA team. Hello, Boston Celtics?
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Was Paul George trying to tell Celtics something in tweet?
Was Paul George trying to tell the Celtics something with his response to a Tweet about the Celtics trading the No. 1 pick for an established All-Star?   
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Blakely: Running on fumes, Celts were run out of building
It's hard enough beating the Cavs when you're at 100 percent. When you're tired, as the Celtics appeared in Game 1, it's downright impossible.
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PODCAST: Celtics off to a bad start
We recap a tough start to the Eastern Conference Fianls for the C's, discuss the NBA Draft, and weigh-in on Gisele's comments on her husband playing with concussions.
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Cavs quick start 'zapped' Celtics in Game 1
Cleveland Cavaliers open with a 22-9 run that puts the Celtics on their heels for the rest of the night.
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Stars, studs and duds: Olynyk comes back to earth in Game 1
After going off for a playoff career-high 26 points in Boston’s Game 7 win over Washington, he comes back on Wednesday with a two-point, 1-for-6 shooting performance
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James, Love lead way as Cavs roll past C's in Game 1, 117-104
Boston Celtics claw back into the game but there was just too much ground to make up, losing Game 1 to the Cavs, 117-104
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Halftime stars, studs and duds: LeBron playing at another level
Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from the first half of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals with Boston trailing Cleveland 61-39 at the half.
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David Ortiz spotted courtside at Celtics-Cavs Game 1
David Ortiz and his son D’Angelo were courtside Wednesday night for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden.
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Mannix: Hayward is Celtics' No. 1 target this summer
Chris Mannix joins Celtics Pregame Live to discuss Danny Ainge's plan this summer, which could include signing Gordon Hayward.
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LeBron sees underdog C's as 'a challenge' in East Finals
Despite having home-court advantage in this series, the Celtics understand all too well that they are indeed an underdog in their own building
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LaVar Ball says Big Baller Brand isn't for women, repeatedly disrespects host
Ball also made fun of FS1 host Jason Whitlock’s weight, saying the only thing Whitlock was qualified to discuss was snacks.
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Brian Scalabrine jumps into crowd after Celtics get 1st pick
At CSN's Lottery Draft Party at Ned Devine's in Boston, Brian Scalabrine jumps into the crowd after it is revealed that the Boston Celtics have won the lottery
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Grousbeck: C's keeping pick unless blown away by an offer
Wyc Grousbeck joins Felger and Mazz to talk about the Celtics' future decisions.
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LaVar Ball to Celtics: Take Fultz
Lonzo Ball's father has long wanted his son to go to the Lakers. 
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The TD Garden crowd in Boston tries to distract the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James at the free-throw line.
LeBron prepares for rowdy TD Garden crowd
As excited as LeBron James knows the TD Garden crowd will be, that energy will likely be taken to another level tonight.
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Looking at Celtics' assets compared to other conference finalists
The Celtics have a young roster, a high pick and money to spend. So even if they don't win this year, their future remains bright.
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Perfect Celtic? Fultz posted Vine in 2013 calling out LeBron
Markelle Fultz, who may be the Celts' No. 1 pick, posted a 'Shut up Lebron' Tweet in '13 that had a Vine telling LeBron James he’s going bald.
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Danny Ainge, Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca talk exclusively with CSN following winning NBA Draft Lottery
Full Celtics Lottery night coverage from the Best of Boston Sports Tonight podcast, including interviews with Danny Ainge, Wyc Grousbeck, and Steve Pagliuca.
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Celtics-Cavaliers Game 1 preview: C's ready for 'big moment'
Boston Celtics will look to once again prove their naysayers wrong when the two take to the court tonight for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
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Blakely: Patience rewarded
Danny Ainge admits "[it's] hard for me to be patient. I like action." But his restraint at the trade deadline paid off Tuesday, as the draft pick he didn't deal becomes the No. 1 overall choice.
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Betts has an opinion on who Celtics should draft
Mookie Betts thinks the Boston Celtics should draft Malik Monk, but admits he has some studying to do.
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Winners and losers of the NBA draft lottery
Here are the winners and losers of Tuesday night's NBA Draft lottery.
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Tim: Taking Fultz No. 1 may not be automatic for Celtics
Tim Welsh thinks the Boston Celtics will lean towards taking Markelle Fultz, but also could see Danny Ainge doing something people would not expect.
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Pagliuca admits he made La La Land joke, screamed when Celtics got No. 1 pick
Steve Pagliuca says he let out a scream when the Boston Celtics got the No. 1 pick and was worried people outside the room heard him
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Winners and losers of the NBA draft lottery
Here are the winners and losers of Tuesday night's NBA Draft lottery. 
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VIDEO: Danny Ainge - "For nerds & geeks, here's Celtics winning combination"
Danny Ainge shows winning combination for the Celtics getting #1 pick.
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Mock Draft 2.0: Celtics hold the No. 1 pick
Less than 24 hours after advancing to the Eastern Conference finals, the Celtics landed the number one overall pick in June’s NBA draft
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Paul Pierce tweets he gave Celtics top pick on his way out
The winning draft pick was one of four the C's got back when they traded Paul Pierce to the Nets. 
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Mock Draft 2.0: Celtics hold the No. 1 pick
Less than 24 hours after advancing to the Eastern Conference finals, the Celtics landed the number one overall pick in June’s NBA draft
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Markelle Fultz: 'Me and Isaiah Thomas would be a great backcourt'
Markelle Fultz talks with Our Arbella Early Edition crew about his expectations heading into the draft, and how he feels about possibly being a Celtic.
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Wyc Grousbeck reacts to the Celtics winning the NBA Draft Lottery
Celtics win NBA draft lottery, will pick first overall
The Boston Celtics will pick first overall for the first time in the common draft era. 
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Tanguay: All hail Olynyk's hair-raising transformation
Happy-go-lucky Kelly Olynyk has become a fire-eating monster. And the only difference we can see is whatever you call that snizzle on his chin.
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Celtics can have best of both worlds with lottery here
Eastern Conference finalists with the first overall pick? The Celtics are hours away from potentially realizing that possibility.
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Smart's play off the bench crucial in Game 7 win
Brad Stevens sees a unique ability in Marcus Smart that showed late in the Celtics' series-clinching win over the Wizards. 
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C's have had it better than some others in lottery
The Celtics haven't done well in the NBA Draft lottery, but there are plenty of other teams with little sympathy for them. 
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From prospect to producer: Brown's come a long way in a year
A year ago, Jaylen Brown was hoping to be one of the top picks in the NBA Draft. Today, he's playing a key role in the Celtics' drive to the conference finals.
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Blakely: Thomas proves anything's possible with these Celtics
The Wizards have been vanquished but, with the Cavs next, many feel it's the end of the line for the C's. But you can never count out IT and friends.
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Stars, studs and duds: Thomas finds balance with offense
Isaiah Thomas finds that always-tough balance of being a big-time scorer while also getting his teammates great looks.
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Celtics bench provides much-needed production in Game 7
Kelly Olynyk, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown provide some much-needed production and toughness at both ends of the floor
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas drops 53 on the Washington Wizards in the playoffs.
Thomas: 'At this point anything can happen, we really believe it'
Isaiah Thomas talks about facing the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, and says the Boston Celtics have already been counted out all playoffs.
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Isaiah Thomas: 'Kelly (Olynyk) was MVP tonight'
Isaiah Thomas is used to being the MVP of the Celtics team, but did not hesitate to give his teammate the credit he was due.
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Heinsohn: Olynyk comes back a different player after Game 7
Mike Gorman and Tommy Heinsohn break down the Boston Celtics Game 7 win over the Wizards, and Tommy thinks that this game could change the player Kelly Olynyk is.
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Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder gets his shot off against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Eastern Conference Finals begin Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers will begin the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday, May 17 at 8:30 p.m
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Kevin Garnett fired up on Twitter for Celtics Game 7 win
Former Celtic Kevin Garnett took to Twitter to repeat his famous phrase from 2008, and salute the surprise hero for Boston
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Olynyk steps up, helps send Celtics to East Finals
Kelly Olynyk tallies a career-high 26 points in helping the Celtics come away with a 115-105 win that sends them to the Eastern Conference Finals
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Halftime stars, studs and duds: Wizards hurting C's on fast break
Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from the first half of Game 7 with the Washington Wizards ahead 55-53.
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C's know they can't be overwhelmed with importance of Game 7
Celtics veterans understand how important it is to stay in the moment and not let the Game 7's importance overcome them.
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Mannix: Avery Bradley has more trade value than Isaiah Thomas
Chris Mannix tells Gary Tanguay and Mike Felger that Avery Bradley has more value in a trade than Isaiah Thomas
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Mock Draft 1.0: If all goes according to plan . . .
If the ping-pong balls (finally) fall the right way, the Celtics will come away with Markelle Fultz as the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.
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Mock Draft 1.0: If all goes according to plan . . .
If the ping-pong balls (finally) fall the right way, the Celtics will come away with Markelle Fultz as the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.
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Lucky the Boston Celtics mascot fires up the TD Garden crowd.
Home-court advantage has been key for Celtics in Game 7s
Game 7s at home have been good to the Celtics recently. They’re 4-1 in such games over the past 10 years. Can they add to that tonight?  
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Home-court advantage has been key for Celtics in Game 7s
Game 7s at home have been good to the Celtics recently. They’re 4-1 in such games over the past 10 years.
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Celtics-Wizards Game 7 preview: What do C's need to do to get win?
Avery Bradley's ability to continue providing a nice number 2 scoring threat to Isaiah Thomas will go far in helping Boston close out this series.
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Isaiah Thomas on Game 7: 'I don’t believe in pressure'
It's win or go home for the Celtics and Wizards tonight, and Isaiah Thomas is embracing the moment.
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If Celtics get No. 1 overall pick, should they keep it or trade it?
Dan Shaughnessy, Cedric Maxwell, and Ian Thomsen join Mike Felger on Sports Sunday to debate if the Boston Celtics should keep or trade the potential number 1 overall pick.
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Fans can bring energy, but C's know they have to do their part
The TD Garden crowd had a major impact on Game 5, but the Celtics know they have to get the job done on the court to win Game 7.
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Report: Agents might hold top prospects out from pre-draft workouts with C's
An agent is quoted as saying he'd need assurances of the team's "plan" for the player given their depth.
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Bradley 'blessed' to have opportunity to play for late mother
Avery Bradley continues to soldier on, balancing the pain of losing a loved one with the pursuit of steadily improving as a basketball player.
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Extra attention on Isaiah Thomas puts more pressure on Celtics' supporting cast
With the Wizards switching their coverage of Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder must continue to be ready to make them pay.  
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Five areas Celtics need to shore up for Game 7
While the Celtics may not be looking to reinvent themselves, there are areas of which they can improve upon before Game 7
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Five areas Celtics need to shore up for Game 7
While the Celtics may not be looking to reinvent themselves, there are areas of which they can improve upon before Game 7
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas during the Celtics' Game 6 loss to the Washington Wizards
NBA admits Celtics should have had extra second for final shot in Game 6
The NBA admits the Celtics should have had an extra second to get a shot off at the end of their Game 6 loss to the Wizards.   
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Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris.
Wizards' Morris on Celtics' all-black gear: 'They want to be us so bad'
Markieff Morris tells CSN Mid-Atlantic that the Celtics wearing all black to Game 6 against the Wizards was just an example of the C's trying to be like the Wizards.
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas during the Celtics' Game 6 loss to the Washington Wizards
Blakely: Will Celtics end up regretting missed opportunity in Game 6?
Call Game 7 winner-take-all or do-or-die, but for the Celtics, you can also call it unnecessary after they let Game 6 slip away.  
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Wall hits the 'big shot' despite strong defense from Bradley
The Celtics do the right things on defense, but John Wall makes an extremely difficult shot in order to force a Game 7
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Stars, studs and duds: C's bench has to be better in Game 7
Celtics bench is not expected to generate a bunch of points, but they have to be better than what we saw in Game 6.
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Wall: C's all-black attire 'was in my mind' in Game 6
The Celtics' all-black attire adds some much-needed fire to a Wizards team that seemed to be running on fumes following Game 5.
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas on Game 7 vs. the Washington Wizards.
Thomas on Game 7: 'We're excited, I'm excited'
Isaiah Thomas, after the Game 6 loss to the Wizards, looks forward to coming home to the Garden Monday to add to the Celtics' Game 7 legacy. 
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Mike Gorman: Celtics-Wizards series 'deserves a Game 7'
Mike Gorman reacts to the Boston Celtics Game 6 loss to the Washington Wizards, and thinks it is only fitting this series goes 7 games.
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Wizards beat C's 92-91 in back-and-forth battle to force Game 7
Boston and Washington stage a dramatic back-and-forth battle that ends with the Wizards squeaking out a 92-91 win, forcing Game 7.
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Boston Celtics forward Al Horford
Halftime stars, studs and duds: Well-balanced performance from Horford
Here are Game 6’s standouts in the first half which ended with the Boston Celtics ahead 42-41 over the Washington Wizards.
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Tommy says C's decision to wear all black is 'the ultimate stupidity'
Tommy Heinsohn goes on a rant on why he thought the Boston Celtics wearing all black before facing the Washington Wizards was 'ultimate stupidity'
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Bradley on C's wearing black: 'Everybody just happened to be wearing it'
Boston Celtics came to the Verizon Center donning all-black similar to what the Washington Wizards did on Jan. 24
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Celtics mock Wizards, show up to Game 6 in all black
The dress code mocks the Wizards' "funeral" theme for the teams' Jan. 24 meeting. 
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NBA scout: Isaiah Thomas' playmaking 'so much better now'
Of all the Celtics, few have shown the kind of growth that we've seen this season from Isaiah Thomas.
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Celtics goal: Get this show on the road
The Celtics closed out the Bulls in Game 6 on the road, and now they hope to do the same tonight against the Wizards in Washington.
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Do some NBA stars intentionally give up in elimination games?
Felger & Mazz discuss James Harden's woeful Game 6 for the Rockets and the trend among NBA teams this offseason of not forcing a Game 7 when on the brink of elimination.  
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Blakely: Bradley's growth is actually part of Big Three's legacy
Avery Bradley only played with Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen for a few years, but the lessons he learned are still on display today.
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Celts have chance to follow the leader into conference finals
Al Horford's been a leader throughout his career, in college and the pros, and now he's on the verge of taking the Celtics into rarefied air: The Eastern Conference finals.
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Jae Crowder vs. Paul George
NBA exec: Acquisition of Crowder 'one of Ainge's best deals'
Jae Crowder was a throw-in in the trade that sent Rajon Rondo to Dallas in 2014, but he's developed into one of the most versatile defenders in the NBA.
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Felger: Profane chant at Oubre was a 'disgrace' and 'low class'
Mike Felger says that the profane chants directed towards Kelly Oubre were a disgrace and low class of the Boston Celtics fans.
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Washington's Markell Fultz.
Blakely: Why Celtics should take Markelle Fultz if they get No. 1 pick
A. Sherrod Blakely explains why he thinks if the Boston Celtics were to get the No. 1 draft pick they would take Markelle Fultz.
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal drives against the defense of the Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley.
Expect the Wizards to make these five adjustments in Game 6
Look for the Wizards to fix these five areas as they face elimination against the Celtics Friday night.  
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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal drives against the defense of the Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley.
Expect the Wizards to make these five adjustments in Game 6
Look for the Wizards to fix these five areas as they face elimination against the Celtics Friday night.
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SB Nation forced the hell out of their 'Not a good look, Boston' tweet
If you want to get on Boston fans for being out of line, wait for them to actually be out of line. 
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Blakely: With everything on the line, Horford leads the way
Al Horford's been a leader throughout his college and pro career. Now he's guiding the Celtics through the playoff wars with Washington.
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CSN MID-ATLANTIC: Beal, Wall happy with how Oubre handled fans' virtriol
Kelly Oubre Jr., suspended for one game after shoving Kelly Olynyk, was booed all night in Game 5 and the fans added an obscene chant to boot. But the Wizards were happy with how he handled it.
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Blakely: Celtics fans made their presence felt in Game 5
A. Sherrod Blakely praises how much the Boston Celtics crowd helped the team in their Game 5 win.
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Bradley 'did it all' for Celtics in Game 5 victory
Avery Bradley ignores two hip pointers and plays the best postseason game of his life, pouring in 29 points in leading the Celtics to a Game 5 victory.
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Thomas finds himself in role of Celtics playmaker in Game 5
Rather than force the action, something he admits he would have done in his younger days, Isaiah Thomas trusted the process.
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Blakely: Wizards 'a different kind of animal' in Washington
A. Sherrod Blakely explains why he thinks the Boston Celtics-Washington Wizards series ultimately goes 7 games.
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Bradley steps up as C's handily beat Wizards in Game 5
Celtics put together their best all-around performance in handily defeating the Wizards in Game 5, 123-101.
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Olynyk responds to Green: 'Everyone is entitled to their own opinion'
Kelly Olynyk and Isaiah Thomas respond to Draymond Green calling him a dirty player, and Chris Mannix weighs in on the type of player Kelly is.
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Game 5 pregame notes: 3-pointers aren't Celtics' Plan A
Brad Stevens says the 3-pointer, which appears to be their shot of choice, isn’t Plan A when it comes to scoring.
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NBA fines Thomas $25,000 for language directed at fan
The fine came for what the NBA deemed "inappropriate language towards a fan."
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Celtics to meet with Fultz at combine
Washington's Markelle Fultz is projected to go first overall. Will the Celtics take him if they win next week's draft lottery?
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Wizards' Kelly Oubre 'happy' to hear the boos from Garden fans tonight
From what the Wizards' Kelly Oubre told the Washington Post, he welcomes the booing he's sure to get tonight from Celtics fans.  
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Report: NBA 'reviewing' Game 3 exchange between Thomas and fan
The NBA is looking into a reportedly profane exchange between Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas and a fan at the Verizon Center in Washington during Game 3 last week.
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Avery Bradley told Gortat he'd beat him up, Gortat told him to gain weight
We're starting to lose track of all the run-ins between the Wizards and Celtics this series. 
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Zizic finishes as EuroLeague's No. 2 Rising Star
The C's chose Zizic 23rd overall, though there's belief that he'd go top-10 if he were in the upcoming draft. 
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Music Video: Kelly Olynyk, "The Biggest badass in the NBA"
Toucher and Rich present a new song for the dirtiest player in the NBA (according to Draymond Green)...Kelly Olynyk.
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Celtics-Wizards preview: Boston needs to solve Washington's D
Both Boston and Washington know the winner of Game 5 by no means will automatically advance to the Eastern Conference finals. 
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Thomas hasn't lost confidence, will approach Game 5 'to kill'
When it comes to winning playoff games, half the battle is being confident enough that you can come away with the victory. 
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Allen claims his Facebook account was hacked
Ray Allen didn't do it. Or, so he says.
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Rajon Rondo was the only one to stay quiet during Ray Allen discussion
With the Celtics venting their frustrations with Ray Allen, the one believed to have the worst relationship with him was the only one to stay quiet.
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Toucher & Rich think Gordon Hayward to Celtics a done deal
Toucher & Rich discuss the postgame comments from Utah forward Gordon Hayward following last night's elimination by the Warriors. They are convinced he's coming to Boston to play for Brad Stevens.
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Blakely: Isaiah Thomas is a superstar with an asterisk
Basketball's still a big man's game. And there are times, like now, when being 5-foot-9 limits what Isaiah Thomas can do.
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Ray Allen responds to '08 Celtics with Facebook post
One picture, one caption and a whole lot of hurt feelings. 
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Best of BST Podcast: Kelly Olynyk - dirty player? Andrew Benintendi's ceiling; Malcolm Butler still here
In Tuesday morning's episode of "The best of Boston Sports Tonight Podcast", we bring you highlights from last night's show including Cedric Maxwell on Draymond Green's claim that Kelly Olynyk is a dirty pla
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Garnett: 'The situation with Ray is very sensitive'
Ray Allen was missing from Kevin Garnett's 2008 Celtics reunion, and it's clear his ex-teammates are still angry about his abrupt departure.
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Rondo: Bulls would have swept Celtics if I hadn't gotten hurt
Rajon Rondo suffered a broken thumb in Game 2 of the Bulls' series against the Celtics, and he thinks Chicago would have made quick work of Boston if he hadn't.
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CELTICS TALK PODCAST: Team president Rich Gotham on lottery, I.T. and more
C's team president Rich Gotham sits down with the Celtics Post Up crew and talks about the playoff run, the upcoming draft lottery, Isaiah Thomas and more.
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Maxwell: ‘Kelly Olynyk not a dirty player'
Draymond Green, who is notorious for groin kicks in the NBA, says Kelly Olynyk is a dirty player.  Cedric Maxwell joins Boston Sports Tonight to defend Olynyk as a player.
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Boston Celtics reunion with Kendrick Perkins, Glen Davis, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers.
Doc Rivers makes surprise visit to KG's mini-Celtics reunion
Kevin Garnett got a lot of the band back together Monday night, and even had the 2008 champion Celtics' coach, Doc Rivers, pop in for a visit.  
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Was Draymond Green wrong to call Olynyk a dirty player?
Draymond Green called Kelly Olynyk a dirty player. Kyle Draper and Mike Giardi discuss Olynyk's reputation around the league.
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Draymond Green goes off on 'dirty' Olynyk
The Warriors forward added that he finds it "ridiculous" that Kelly Oubre was suspended for shoving Olynyk.
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Stevens 'hopeful' injured Bradley will practice on Tuesday
Avery Bradley suffered a second hip-pointer injury in Game 4, but coach Brad Stevens holds out hope he won't miss Game 5 against the Wizards.
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Tanguay: Wizards have taken shine off Celtics' star
Stop Isaiah Thomas and you stop the Celtics. The Wizards did just that in Games 3 and 4, and the results have been ugly for the C's.
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Five takeaways from C's loss: Fortunate to be in a series tie
The series is tied, but it doesn't feel that way: The Wizards feel like they're in control, and it's hard to argue otherwise. Here are five takeaways from Game 4 that may help the C's turn the tide.
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Five takeaways from C's loss: Fortunate to be in a series tie
The series is tied, but it doesn't feel that way: The Wizards feel like they're in control, and it's hard to argue otherwise. Here are five takeaways from Game 4 that may help the C's turn the tide.
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How realistic is a Kristaps Porzingis-to-the-Celtics trade?
Kyle Boone of CBS Sports.com talks with Toucher and Rich about the possibility of the Knicks trading Kristaps Porzingis and whether the Celtics have the assets to entice New York.
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Scal: Inability to stop Wizards' runs from spiraling out of control is C's biggest flaw
Brian Scalabrine says 'a good team in the NBA rights the ship' when things aren't going well defensively. The Celtics haven't been doing that against the Wizards.
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CSN MID-ATLANTIC: Wizards 'feel like we're in control' of series
After two dominating wins in Washington, the Wizards are confident they can continue playing well in Boston.
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Wizards' Morris on Celtics: 'Blow them the f--- out'
Markieff Morris' postgame trash talking gives the Celtics plenty of bulletin-board material for Game 5.
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Isaiah Thomas on Game 4 refs: 'It's got to be called differently'
Isaiah Thomas says that the refs were allowing the Wizards to hold and grab him and that it has to be called differently moving forward.
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C's hope to learn from mistakes, avoid a big run in Game 5
Both of Washington's victories were decided by a five or six-minute stretch in which the Celtics couldn’t score or stop the Wizards from scoring.
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Bradley on hip injury: 'We have two days, rehab it, I’ll be good'
In the second quarter of Game 4, Avery Bradley said he suffered a left hip pointer.
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Blakely: Celtics need more than a change of scenery
The Celtics have been outplayed for most of the series, and returning home isn't going to magically solve all their problems.
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Stars, studs and duds: Celtics struggle on defense all night
While lots of attention will be paid to Boston’s third quarter collapse, the Celtics had issues defensively most of the night.
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C's unravel in third quarter, lose Game 4 to Wizards, 121-102
The Wizards, behind a 26-0 blitz in the third quarter, break open a close game and beat the Celtics in Game 4, 121-102 
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Halftime stars, studs and duds: A better effort from Celtics
The Boston Celtics put forth a much better showing than we saw in Game 3. But it still wasn’t good enough for to go into the half leading as both teams are knotted at 48.
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Wizards owner tweets '#FreeOubre' before Game 4 vs. Celtics
Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis shows his support for Kelly Oubre before Game 4
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Johnson replaces Green in Celtics' starting lineup
Hoping to get off to a better first-quarter start, the Celtics reinsert Amir Johnson into the starting lineup for Game 4.
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Celtics vs. Cavs
Celtics lose Game 4 to the Cavaliers 112-99 and now trail 3-1 in the series. View the box score here.
Beyond the numbers: C's fail to capitalize on open shots
In the three games thus far, the Boston Celtics have connected on 59-of-132 uncontested shot attempts, or 44.7 percent.
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Crowder: Celtics 'have to capitalize' on Oubre's absence in Game 4
Even though they hold a 2-1 series lead, the C's have had their hands full with the Wizards. Kelly Oubre Jr.'s suspension may help them turn the tide.
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Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk at practice.
Olynyk: 'I don't think I'm a dirty player'
The Kelly Oubre incident. The Kevin Lowe injury. It's not giving Kelly Olynyk the best reputation around the NBA, but he's not buying it.
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Garnett hosting Celtics reunion - minus Ray Allen - Monday night
Kevin Garnett is getting the band back together, without Ray Alen, on his "Area 21" show on TNT's NBA playoff pregame coverage Monday night. 
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Wizards' Oubre suspended for Game 4 against Celtics
The Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre will be suspended by NBA for Game 4 Sunday against the Celtics. 
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Is Kelly Olynyk a dirty player or just clumsy?
Marc Bertrand takes a look back at all the injuries to other players as a result to plays with Kelly Olynyk, and whether he is a dirty player or just clumsy.
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Jennings on physical series: 'Nobody wants to go home'
With Game 4 on the horizon, fans can bank on another testy , physical game between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards
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Were C's among teams who reportedly inquired about Porzingis?
Several teams reportedly reached out to the Knicks to inquire about the availability of Kristaps Porzingis. Were the Celtics one of those teams?
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No word from NBA on Oubre penalty for shove of Olynyk, contact with ref
As of Friday, the Washington Wizards and Kelly Oubre Jr. have not yet heard if there will be any additional punishment for his push of Kelly Olynyk and contact with the referee.
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Five adjustments Celtics can make for Game 4
Brad Stevens isn’t showing his hand just yet, but here are five adjustments that could be just what Boston needs in order to hand the Wizards their first home loss in the playoffs this season.  
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Blakely: Getcha popcorn ready for rest of C's-Wizards series
The Celtics and Wizards are young, up-and-coming teams that hate each other. And it's making for one great playoff series.
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Bad blood between Celtics, Wizards has been building for some time
Player vs. player, player vs. coach(es) . . . we knew well before Thursday night that the Celtics and Wizards really don't like each other.
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Second update: C's say Isaiah does not have broken jaw
The Celtics officially deny a report that Isaiah Thomas suffered a broken jaw when he had his tooth knocked out in Game 1.
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Is David Price weeks away or months away?
Jared Carrabis joins the Boston Sports Tonight crew to discuss a possible return of David Price.
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Wizards offense wears Thomas down by picking on him
The Washington Wizards picked on Isaiah Thomas in Game 3, which helped them score points and tired Thomas to inhibit him offensively.
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Thomas: It 'won't happen again, we'll make the adjustments'
Isaiah Thomas speaks after the Celtics 116-89 loss in Game 3 to the Wizards.
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Stevens: Wizards ‘dominated the game’
Brad Stevens talks after the Game 3 loss about what he saw differently from the Wizards from the first two games of the series.
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Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk goes up for a shot against the Washington Wizards.
Wizards coach Brooks blames Olynyk for Oubre shove
The Wizards coach accused Olynyk of repeatedly hitting Washington players in the head.
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