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Boston Celtics return to friendly confines after dropping two in Cleveland

Boston Celtics return to friendly confines after dropping two in Cleveland

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Home Sweet Home. The words the Celtics have lived by in this year's NBA playoffs. Now Boston has the value of the parquet, the banners and the wild home fans with the Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers down to a best-of-three. The Celtics have gone 9-0 at home in these playoffs and won 10 in a row at home dating back to the regular season. For the year, they are 36-14 at home, a .720 winning percentage. Just as they had done in the opening series with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Celtics won the first two games at home and then lost two in a row on the road, where they have just one victory in the playoffs. They then won 5 and 7 at home and lost 6 at Milwaukee. And just like that series, Boston doesn't have to win a road game to advance. "I think our focus i...
Wizards hope to improve position vs. Celtics

Wizards hope to improve position vs. Celtics

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If the Washington Wizards want to improve their playoff position in the final days of the regular season, they can start by beating one of their potential opponents when the Boston Celtics visit Capital One Arena on Tuesday night. Washington (42-38) has lost four straight to drop into eighth place in the Eastern Conference with games remaining against the Celtics and at Orlando on Wednesday. An eighth-place finish would match the Wizards with the Toronto Raptors, and seventh place gets them the injury-depleted Celtics (54-26) and sixth place either Philadelphia or Cleveland. Right now, the Wizards just need to win a game. Friday night's home loss to last-place Atlanta saw the Wizards plagued by poor defense and a selfish offense. "Not passing the ball to one another. Simple as that. Nobody...
Los Angeles Clippers visit Boston Celtics

Los Angeles Clippers visit Boston Celtics

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Former Celtics coach Doc Rivers was in Boston on Sunday for the Paul Pierce retirement ceremony. His visit was not purely ceremonial and also gave him an interesting perspective on the game. "I was more of a coach because we play Boston Wednesday, so I was sitting there as a complete coach and scout," Rivers said Monday, when his Los Angeles Clippers won in Brooklyn. "But it still was really interesting to do that. I may have to do that more. It was really cool. I got a lot out of it, I really did." The Clippers have won four of their last five games and are 4-2 since the mega deal that sent Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons, for a package that included former Celtic Avery Bradley, who makes his second return of the season to the TD Garden.DeAndre Jordan, the big man and center of all k...