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The Bulls lost their point guard and top scorer, but one player…

The Bulls lost their point guard and top scorer, but one player is saving them as the playoffs begin

CNNSI.com Updated 17 hours ago
The Bulls needed Joakim Noah. The result? An MVP-worthy performance. The stage is now his.
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  • Celtics Draft Lottery Odds Breakdown

    Celtics Draft Lottery Odds Breakdown

    boston.com 19 hours ago
    The Celtics finished the season in a tie with the Utah Jazz for the fourth-worst record in the NBA.
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  • Rajon Rondo Honors Marathon Bombing Victims With Special Sneake…

    Rajon Rondo Honors Marathon Bombing Victims With Special Sneakers (Pics)

    dimemag.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Tuesday in Boston marked the one-year anniversary of the bombings that rocked the Boston Marathon, injuring 264 people and killing three. Celtics coach Brad Stevens reminded his team of the significance of this week, and Rajon Rondo paid homage to the v…
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  • Beal, Wizards pocket East's No. 5 seed

    Beal, Wizards pocket East's No. 5 seed

    ESPN.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
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  • Handing Out the 2014 'Celtie Awards'

    Handing Out the 2014 'Celtie Awards'

    boston.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    Before anyone goes into their, "I've got so many people to thank" acceptance speech, let's make something clear: this was a terrible Celtics season. Just awful.
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  • Celtics-Wizards live blog

    Celtics-Wizards live blog

    boston.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    Updates from Wednesday night's season finale between the Celtics and Wizards.
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  • Celtics Lottery Watch: Final week breakdown

    Celtics Lottery Watch: Final week breakdown

    boston.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    The Celtics’ final spot in the lottery won’t be settled until Wednesday night, but Monday’s games will likely have the biggest impact on team's eventual lottery position.
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  • Olynyk scores 25 as short-handed C's cruise

    Olynyk scores 25 as short-handed C's cruise

    ESPN.com Apr 12 (5 days ago)
    Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night.
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  • Injured Rondo, Sullinger sidelined for Celtics

    Injured Rondo, Sullinger sidelined for Celtics

    nba.com Apr 12 (5 days ago)
    Injured Boston guard Rajon Rondo and center Jared Sullinger are sitting out for the Celtics against Cleveland.
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  • Celts edge Bobcats to end losing streak at 9

    Celts edge Bobcats to end losing streak at 9

    ESPN.com Apr 11 (6 days ago)
    Avery Bradley scored 22 points, Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists and the Boston Celtics held off a late surge by the Charlotte Bobcats for a 106-103 win that snapped a nine-game losing streak on Friday night.
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  • Lottery watch: Handicapping Boston's odds of earning a top draf…

    Lottery watch: Handicapping Boston's odds of earning a top draft pick

    boston.com Apr 11 (6 days ago)
    The Celtics are now tied with the Orlando Magic for the third-worst record in the league. There is less than one week remaining in the regular season, which indicates Boston’s next four games will have a serious impact on their NBA Lottery odds.
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  • Rondo handed warning for flopping

    Rondo handed warning for flopping

    CNNSI.com Apr 10
    The NBA issued Celtics guard Rajon Rondo a warning for flopping on Thursday.
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  • Video highlights: Hawks 105, Celtics 97

    Video highlights: Hawks 105, Celtics 97

    boston.com Apr 10
    The Celtics lost its 13th consecutive road game last night, falling to the Atlanta Hawks, 105-97.
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  • Brad Stevens ranked as 11th-best NBA coach by ESPN

    Brad Stevens ranked as 11th-best NBA coach by ESPN

    boston.com Apr 8
    A team of ESPN staffers has established rankings for the NBA's coaches, general managers, and team owners. Despite a dismal season, the Celtics rank highly in each of them.
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  • Should the Celtics shut down their injured players?

    Should the Celtics shut down their injured players?

    boston.com Apr 8
    Are the Celtics better off shutting down some of these players for the year?
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  • Bleeding and leading: The unlikely rise of Goran Dragic

    Bleeding and leading: The unlikely rise of Goran Dragic

    CNNSI.com Apr 7
    You won't find two rises more unlikely than Goran Dragic's and that of the playoff-hopeful Suns.
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  • OK Celtics, let's get this season over with

    OK Celtics, let's get this season over with

    boston.com Apr 7
    Perhaps it’s fitting as a microcosm of this merciless Celtics season that the team has found, over the course of its last three losses, new lows to reach in each of them.
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  • Welcome to the Palace at Auburn Hills for Celtics-Pistons

    Welcome to the Palace at Auburn Hills for Celtics-Pistons

    boston.com Apr 5
    Welcome to the Palace at Auburn Hills for Celtics-Pistons
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  • Kevin Durant's amazing scoring streak isn't in same galaxy as W…

    Kevin Durant's amazing scoring streak isn't in same galaxy as Wilt Chamberlain's

    As Bob Cousy remembers it, Red Auerbach was at his happiest when Cousy never had to call one of the six plays that accounted for the Celtics’ entire playbook, back when they were in the early stages of the dynasty that produced 11 championships in 13 se…
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  • Celtics Draft watch: Is Jabari Parker staying at Duke?

    Celtics Draft watch: Is Jabari Parker staying at Duke?

    boston.com Apr 4
    Tony Luftman and Rand Getlin joined Jim Rome to discuss if remaining at Duke is a good or bad decision for small forward Jabari Parker.
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  • How The Brooklyn Nets Became The East’s Most Dangerous Sleeper

    How The Brooklyn Nets Became The East’s Most Dangerous Sleeper

    dimemag.com Apr 3
    On December 31, the Nets suffered a 113-93 loss to the San Antonio Spurs. It was their 11th loss by double-digits in the first 31 games of the season, in which their record was just 10-21. Paul Pierce, a centerpiece of the trade between the Nets and Bos…
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  • Danny Ainge is rooting for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

    Danny Ainge is rooting for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett

    boston.com Apr 3
    Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said he was rooting for his former players.
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  • Highlights: Wizards 118, Celtics 92

    Highlights: Wizards 118, Celtics 92

    boston.com Apr 3
    The Celtics couldn't keep up with the playoff-bound Washington Wizards last night, as Marcin Gortat torched Boston with 22 points. Check out the highlights from DC.
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  • Watch: Marcin Gortat pulls a Rajon Rondo, gets into Celtics hud…

    Watch: Marcin Gortat pulls a Rajon Rondo, gets into Celtics huddle

    Wizards center Marcin Gortat pulled a Rajon Rondo Wednesday night, briefly joining the Celtics huddle during the second half of a laugher won by Washington.
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  • ESPN app credits Celtics with impressive shutout win

    ESPN app credits Celtics with impressive shutout win

    boston.com Apr 3
    ESPN's Sportscenter app, which is probably some smug robot, credited the Celtics with a 92-0 shutout win over the Washington Wizards Wednesday night.
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  • Video - 30 for 30: Bad Boys- Tough Detriot Defense 00:41

    30 for 30: Bad Boys- Tough Detriot Defense

    Apr 17
    Isiah Thomas discusses what it takes to be a "Bad Boy" and how their tactics affected opposing teams. 30 for 30: "Bad Boys" airs Thursday April 17 8pm EST on ESPN
  • Video - 30 for 30: Bad Boys - Tough Detroit Defense 00:41

    30 for 30: Bad Boys - Tough Detroit Defense

    Apr 17
    Isiah Thomas discusses what it takes to be a "Bad Boy" and how their tactics affected opposing teams. 30 for 30: "Bad Boys" airs Thursday April 17 8pm EST on ESPN
  • Video - Wizards Clinch Fifth Seed 00:41

    Wizards Clinch Fifth Seed

    Apr 16
    Bradley Beal scored 27 points in the Wizards' 118-102 win over the Celtics to clinch the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.
  • Video - 30 for 30: Bad Boys-Celtics vs Pistons 1987 00:52

    30 for 30: Bad Boys-Celtics vs Pistons 1987

    Apr 16
    The tough play during the 1987 playoffs is detailed, focusing on Bill Laimbeer's famous takedown of Larry Bird. 30 for 30: Bad Boys premiers April 17 at 8pm EST on ESPN

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