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April 2018

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Baynes 26 points, 14 rebounds leads Celtics past Nets

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Most of Boston's regulars got a chance to watch some basketball – both on and off the court. Following an easy season-ending 110-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, their plans finally could turn to the ''Greek Freak'' and the Milwaukee Bucks. Aron Baynes led a short-handed Boston lineup with a career-best 26 points and 14 rebounds, carrying the Celtics in their regular season finale.

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Philadelphia secures No. 3 seed with blowout over Bucks

Dario Saric scored 24 points, Justin Anderson added 25 points off the bench, and the Philadelphia 76ers roared into the postseason with a 130-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center to secure the third overall seed in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers closed the regular season on a 16-game winning streak, the longest ever for a team entering the postseason, winning half of those games with All-Star center Joel Embiid sidelined by a facial fracture.

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Scott Brooks says it’s ‘garbage’ to root for Celtics as Wizards’ first round playoff opponent

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With Kyrie Irving ruled out for the playoffs on top of a host of injuries to other players, the Boston Celtics have become the preferred choice for many Wizards fans for their first-round opponent in the 2018 NBA playoffs. The fact Washington beat the Celtics by double digits on Tuesday night only strengthened that notion. It's not that he prefers another team instead, he strongly believes the Celtics should not be considered vulnerable just because of their injuries.

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What’s still at stake on the final day of the 2017-18 NBA season

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As Nikola Jokic (left) and Karl-Anthony Towns go, so go the postseason hopes of the Nuggets and Wolves. Wednesday marks the final day of the 2017-18 NBA regular season … and 177 days after the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers got us started, there’s still some business left to be sorted out before we can move into the playoffs. Eight of them will have a bearing on seeding, including one winner-take-all matchup — the 8 p.m. ET tilt between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets that will lock in the final contestant in the 2018 postseason field.

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15 in a row: Sixers add new chapter to long, proud history

The Philadelphia 76ers have a long, proud history. As if to put an emphatic stamp on their staggering turnaround from a 10-72 debacle just two seasons ago , the Sixers set a team record with their 15th consecutive victory, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 on Tuesday night in the penultimate game of the regular season. The Sixers can wrap up the third seed in the Eastern Conference with a home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, which could pay big dividends in the postseason.

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Jazz poised for third seed after Warriors rout, 76ers win 15th straight

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The Utah Jazz moved one win closer to the number three playoff seed in the Western Conference with a crushing 119-79 win over reigning NBA champions the Golden State Warriors. Rookie of the Year candidate Donovan Mitchell posted 22 points for the high-flying Jazz on Tuesday. Mitchell also set a rookie record for three-pointers, having gone four of five beyond the arc to take his season tally to 186 successful threes – surpassing Damian Lillard's record.

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