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Plenty at stake for Thunder, Heat

The Oklahoma City Thunder can clinch a playoff spot with a win on Monday night over the host Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat (43-37) are already in the playoffs, but they are coming off a brutal 122-98 loss to the New York Knicks on Friday and, six days before that, a loss to the Brooklyn Nets in overtime. In other words, the Heat — who are 4-4 in their past eight games — are not riding into the playoffs with great momentum.

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Jabari Bird fighting for Celtics’ playoff roster consideration

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It's getting to the point where the Celtics have to give some thought to the possibility of having the rookie on their playoff roster, something that can only happen if they waive one of their current players with a guaranteed contract. Bird, who has averaged 11 points in Boston's last two games, said he's not thinking beyond the Celtics' two games remaining in the regular season, knowing he's got a pretty good shot at playing in both. "I'm not too concerned with what's going on as far as my future and things like that," Bird told NBC Sports Boston after scoring nine points on 4-for-5 shooting Sunday afternoon.

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Prince scores 33, Hawks beat resting Celtics, win 112-106

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Jaylen Brown could see the fourth quarter well enough from the Boston bench to know he wasn't worried about the Celtics' recent stumbles. ''If we would have played our normal rotation, we would have won that game,'' he said Sunday after coach Brad Stevens rested his starters and watched the subs blow a 13-point, fourth-quarter lead to the Atlanta Hawks. Taurean Prince made seven of eight 3-pointers to score 33 points, getting help from Isaiah Taylor and Dewayne Dedmon down the stretch to help the last-place Hawks beat the playoff-bound Celtics 112-106.

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Hawks get hot in fourth quarter to stun Celtics

Dewayne Dedmon had five points in the final 91 seconds to help lift the Atlanta Hawks to a surprising 112-106 win over the host Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. Taurean Prince had 33 points and Damion Lee added 14 points to lead the Hawks, who won their second straight game. Jayson Tatum had 19 points to lead the Celtics, who fell for just the third time in their last 10 games despite the loss of Kyrie Irving for the season.

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Celtics’ Marcus Morris says he doesn’t want to face brother Markieff in playoffs

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Tomas Satoransky of the Wizards and Dario Saric of the Sixers have each publicly said they would prefer not to see the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round because of LeBron James' track record. Marcus Morris of the Celtics says he wants to avoid the Wizards, though for very different reasons. Morris doesn't want to face his twin brother Markieff in a playoff series.

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Isaiah: No regrets playing through hip injury for Celtics in 2017 playoffs

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Say what you will about Isaiah Thomas, but you can't say the former Celtics guard didn't give his all in Boston. Thomas played through a torn hip labrum during the Celtics' 2017 postseason, all while mourning the death of his sister, Chyna. When asked by Tania Ganguli of the L.A. Times whether he regretted playing through such adversity after the C's traded him, I.T. said he didn't, as he was going through something "way bigger than basketball" and "basketball was the only thing that could numb that at that point in time".

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