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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo
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Nick Friar
April 30, 2019 - 2:18 pm
Game 2 is an absolute must-win for the Milwaukee Bucks. They’ve already lost home-court advantage and a loss on Tuesday creates serious potential for a sweep, as crazy as that may sound. So the Celtics can’t literally end the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday, but that can make it damn near...
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Josue Pavon
April 30, 2019 - 1:33 pm
MILWAUKEE -- Head coach Brad Stevens understands the likelihood of seeing Giannis Antetokounmpo shoot 33.3 percent from the floor like he did Sunday afternoon against the Celtics, is highly improbable. He expects The Greek Freak to bounce back from his Game 1 performance, where Boston forced him to...
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Celtics forward Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
April 24, 2019 - 5:40 pm
For all the problems Giannis Antetokounmpo presents on the offensive end, as well as Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon (if he’s cleared to play), there’s still the matter of Milwaukee’s defensive presence. In their last meeting with the Celtics, the Bucks held Boston under 100...
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Josue Pavon
April 20, 2019 - 6:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Kyrie Irving was seen on the bench getting his right hand checked out just before halftime in Game 2 of the Celtics' best-of-7 series against the Pacers, it didn't seem like a big deal at the time. Fast forward to Celtics shootaround Friday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse...
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Josue Pavon
April 19, 2019 - 1:50 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- Brad Stevens has never been the kind of head coach to stick with one rotation throughout the course of a best-of-7 series. He likes to read how each game plays itself out and call shots on the fly. In the past, Stevens has surprised us with starting lineups and in-game changes...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and Indiana Pacers guard Wesley Matthews
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Nick Friar
April 14, 2019 - 5:34 pm
Had Brad Stevens not pulled the Celtics impact players in the closing minutes of Game 1 the Pacers might have set a new record for fewest points scored in the second half of an NBA playoff game. The Pacers mustered up 29, so the Utah Jazz still hold the record with 23 second-half points in Game 3...
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic
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Nick Friar
April 13, 2019 - 3:36 pm
An Indiana Pacers team without Victor Oladipo can only create so many issues for the Boston Celtics in a one-and-done matchup. If you turn the affair into a seven-game series and provide the Celtics home-court advantage, then a Boston series win becomes more of a lock than Captain America dying at...
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Josue Pavon
April 10, 2019 - 9:58 am
The Celtics (49-33) concluded the 2018-19 season Tuesday night in Washington D.C. with a 116-110 win over the Wizards. For a team that was projected to top the Eastern Conference and potentially reach the 60-win plateau, the regular season didn't pan out the way most anticipated it would. There...
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Josue Pavon
April 08, 2019 - 12:15 am
The Celtics dropped their final home game of the regular season Sunday night against the Magic at TD Garden. The good news for the Celtics is they will have home-court advantage against the Pacers in the opening round of the playoffs, which kicks off next weekend. However, the bad news is the...
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Josue Pavon
April 07, 2019 - 9:26 pm
The Celtics have officially clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Nets defeated the Pacers Sunday afternoon, granting Boston home court advantage due to its win over Indiana Friday evening -- which handed the Celtics the season tie-breaker in case the Celtics and...
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