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Boston Celtics (40-42)


Tue. 4/21 Thu. 4/23 Sun. 4/26
@ Cle 
L 91-99
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L 95-103
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L 93-101
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Ainge wants to build on Celtics' surprising playoff berth

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) Hall of Famers Kevin McHale and John Havlicek had some of their best years coming off the bench for the Boston Celtics. As did Cedric Maxwell, whose number is also hanging from the rafters at the Boston Garden.

So Celtics general manager Danny Ainge would like Isaiah Thomas not to worry about whether he is going to be labeled as a second-stringer.

"Sometimes you've got to play the role to win and do what's best for the team," Ainge said Thursday in a wrapup news conference that looked back on the Celtics' surprising run to the playoffs and ahead to the draft. "I'm confident that Isaiah is a winner."

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Leaders
Points: Isaiah Thomas16.4
Rebounds: Jared Sullinger7.6
Assists: Evan Turner5.5
FG%: Tyler Zeller54.9%
Steals: Marcus Smart1.48
Blocks: Jared Sullinger0.72
Defense (Rank)
Points: 101.2 (21)
Rebounds: 44.7 (26)
Assists: 21.9 (14)
FG%: 45.0% (16)
FT%: 75.5% (20)
3P%: 33.6% (4)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 101.4 (13)
Rebounds: 43.8 (13)
Assists: 24.5 (4)
FG%: 44.3% (21)
FT%: 75.4% (14)
3P%: 32.7% (27)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Toronto 49 33 .598 --
x-Boston 40 42 .488 9.0
x-Brooklyn 38 44 .463 11.0
Philadelphia 18 64 .220 31.0
New York 17 65 .207 32.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/27/2015 Kelly Olynyk League Suspension One game for 4/26 foul of Kevin Love
4/8/2015 Chris Babb Signed as Free Agent
4/7/2015 Shavlik Randolph Waived
3/23/2015 Marcus Smart Reinstate/Suspension
3/21/2015 Marcus Smart League Suspension One game for hitting Matt Bonner
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/11/2015 Isaiah Thomas Bruised back
3/5/2015 Avery Bradley Left elbow strain
2/20/2015 Jared Sullinger Broken foot
2/3/2015 Avery Bradley Thumb fracture
2/1/2015 Tayshaun Prince Sore hip
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