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With only one loss separating the Eastern Conference's top two teams, it appears the Cavs will have a tougher test than the Celtics in the final weeks of the regular season.

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In the final weeks of the regular season, the Celtics have the third-easiest schedule in the NBA, according to ESPN's BPI.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Worth noting on Drew Pomeranz: He's eligible for reinstatement from disabled list in time to start season's sixth game April 9 in Detroit, which likely would've been his first start anyway. So, Pomeranz can continue to build arm strength while Red Sox are able to carry either an eighth reliever or extra position player.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox announce that lefty Drew Pomeranz will open the season on the 10-day disabled list with a left forearm flexor strain.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Wednesday's Celtics-Bucks game featured a rare sequence in which referees overturned a foul call on Boston's Marcus Smart and instead assigned a foul to Milwaukee's Kris Middleton. The two players had collided in a loose-ball situation and went to the floor bleeding, which triggered a video review. "The crew got together, we met prior going to video, and we decided that we needed to look at video because both players were on the floor bleeding so we went to the video review for a hostile act," referee Sean Corbin told a pool reporter after the game. "In the review, we noticed that Khris Middleton initially made contact to Marcus Smart's face. That's how the original contact to the play occurred." Smart earned a technical foul for arguing the initial call and that stood after review.

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9hJoe Peta

Predicting Red Sox's 2017 record

As David Ortiz leaves, Chris Sale arrives. However, there's more to Boston's 2017 season than the addition of an ace. Can the Red Sox exceed last season's expectations?

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10hMel Kiper

Kiper's 2016 NFL draft re-grades

Mel Kiper rips up last April's report cards and gives new grades to all 32 teams. What did he get right -- and wrong? He reviews the 2016 class, which has some stars, steals, surprises and busts.

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Stories to watch this baseball season (5:21)
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Celtics come up short against the Bucks (1:25)
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Brogdon hits huge shot to lift Bucks (0:39)
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IT4 nails 3 with defender draped all over him (0:17)
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IT4 uses handle to bewilder Bucks for layup (0:15)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas became only the sixth player in team history to score 2,000 points in a season while scoring 20 first-half points against the Bucks. It's only the 13th time in team history a player has reached 2,000 points and first since Paul Pierce in 2006. Thomas has a chance to crack the Celtics' top five if he plays in Boston's remaining seven games. (Photo: A look at Boston's top 10 2,000-point seasons via StatMuse)

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IT4 and Greek Freak collide for jump ball (0:23)