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Thomas scores 25; Celtics stay hot at home with 109-100 win

March 23, 2017

Isaiah Thomas does it all with 25 points and five assists to lead the Celtics to a 109-100 win over the Pacers.BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics just needed a little reminder to focus on playing instead of worrying about where they were in the Eastern Conference playoff chase.

A loss on Sunday was perfect for that.

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 with eight rebounds and the Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 109-100 on Wednesday night for their fifth win in six games.

The only loss came on the road against a weaker Philadelphia team....

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Back from injury, Thomas scores 25 as Celtics top Wizards

March 21, 2017

Isaiah Thomas returns after missing two games and scores 25 points but picks up a technical foul early. Terry Rozier and Brandon Jennings would also receive a double technical for a first-half altercation as Boston beats Washington 110-102.BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics got a bit of revenge against the Washington Wizards and also took control of the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Wizards in another testy matchup Monday night between two of the top teams in the East.

"We knew it was going to be one of those games," Thomas said. "With that team it's always going to be a physical game, always going to be trash talking and things like that. We're basketball players. We love it. We love that type of environment, but we've got to be smart about the things we do and we did a good job tonight."...

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How Celtics-Wizards became the NBA's most unexpected rivalry

March 21, 2017

In the first Celtics-Wizards game this season, John Wall clubbed Marcus Smart in the backcourt, earning a flagrant 2 and automatic ejection, and the two continued shouting at each other. Brad Mills/USA TODAY SportsThe Boston Celtics host the Washington Wizards on Monday night in the fourth and final meeting of the regular season between these teams. It's a game that could go a long way toward deciding who emerges as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Recent meetings have featured flagrant fouls, nose bops, a police presence and one team wearing all-black funeral attire. Here's an FAQ to help explain how Celtics-Wizards has emerged as the NBA's most chippy and unexpected rivalry.

How exactly did all of this start?...

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Philadelphia rallies from 13 down to beat Celtics 105-99

March 20, 2017

Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington.PHILADELPHIA -- Save this performance for the highlight reel: Clutch shots. A raucous home crowd. The type of comeback that embodies a team's toughness.

Yes, it was a victory in a festive atmosphere worthy of a playoff bound team, though it was the so-so 76ers -- not first-place Boston -- that made a dogged push for a go-wild win.

Robert Covington made the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 105-99 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday....

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Big 2nd half helps Celtics to 117-104 win over Timberwolves

March 16, 2017

Iasiah Thomas attacks Karl-Anthony Towns.BOSTON -- Injuries have prevented the Celtics' core starters from spending much time on the floor together this season.

With everyone finally healthy with 14 games to go, they plan to make the most out of the games they have left before the postseason.

So far, they like what they see....

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