2017 SeasonAll times ET

2017 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic

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The Celtics and Wizards split their regular season series as the home team won every game. Fewer than 10 points decided each of the two contests in Boston, while the pair of games in Washington were not as close.

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The Celtics' defense was noticeably weaker vs. the Wizards this season when Isaiah Thomas was on the floor.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart on Boston's Round 1 victory over the Bulls: "We were more than just a basketball team. We're a family."

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Brad Stevens on the quick turnaround before Game 1 vs. the Wizards: "You're not going to be able to go into an NFL week of prep. … [Game 1] is about playing with a clear mind and going out and playing hard with two or three things to think about, not 15."

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Hablando de los Entrenadores de Eliminatorias con el Coach (1:48)

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Based on how he performed against the Wizards during the regular season, Avery Bradley could have a significant offensive impact for the Celtics in their second-round series against Washington.

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15hChris Forsberg

Celtics coy on Wizards feud but expect 'battle'

The Celtics and Wizards have developed an intense rivalry complete with fines, pokes and a police presence. For Boston guard Marcus Smart, controlling emotions will be key in this playoff series.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he would have attended the funeral for Isaiah Thomas's sister Saturday if there had been more time before the start of the Wizards series. Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and assistant coach Jerome Allen went with Thomas to Tacoma. Said Stevens: "We all send our best. It's hard to think about how he feels right now." Thomas is expected back Saturday night and should be ready for Sunday's Game 1, though Stevens stressed to Thomas to take more time if he needs it.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics forward Jae Crowder, reflecting Saturday on the John Wall nose boop that cost him $25,000: "Emotions took over. A lot was going on that game. Cost me a lot of money. I regret it."

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What was the difference for the Celtics in their first-round series win against the Bulls? Ball movement, which allowed them to shoot 51 percent from the field and 38 percent from the 3-point line.

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Bradley: 'I won the battle' against Butler (1:07)
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1dChris Forsberg

Celts' Bradley: 'I won the battle' with Butler

Celtics guard Avery Bradley said he felt disrespected by comments made by Bulls star Jimmy Butler after Game 5 and that he "won two battles in a row" after Boston eliminated Chicago on Friday.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jae Crowder said Isaiah Thomas told teammates to go prepare for the Wizards while he heads to Tacoma for his sister's funeral. "He's gonna have a busy 24 hours," said Crowder. "He's shown he can overcome a lot. We're his family, he's going to be with his family, so I think he'll be able to bounce back. But we know he's going through a lot, and he wants us to prepare, and that's what we're gonna do. We're gonna prepare, and when he gets back he said he'll be ready to go."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Isaiah Thomas as he heads home to Tacoma for his sister's funeral: "Tomorrow is a lot more important than Sunday."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens begins postgame saying: "Bigger things than basketball happened. I'm proud of the way my guys treated each other and stood together. They were a great support network for each other; especially Isaiah (Thomas)."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

As Brad Stevens began his postgame news conference, Isaiah Thomas, out of uniform, headed toward an arena exit for an earlier than normal departure. He's scheduled to fly home to Tacoma tonight for his sister's funeral tomorrow.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Standing outside the Celtics' locker room. Outside of Gerald Green, the Cs were notably quiet in the walk through the hallway. Shouted Green, though: "That's what I'm talking about! Let's go!"

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Bradley Beal on NBA TV about renewing the heated rivalry against Boston in the second round: "It is going to be tough... we know this is a team which has a great point guard and great role players around him... we have to bring it. We split 2-2 in the season but we know this is a team we can beat and we know it won't be easy. "

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.07th
Rebounds Per Game42.027th
Assists Per Game25.24th
Points Allowed105.415th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506