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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)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics forward Al Horford, who is familiar with Matt McCall from their Florida days, on McCall getting hired at UMass: "He's a great guy. Just very energetic. Somebody that I feel like he's going to be successful wherever he goes, that's just the feeling I got, even when he got the Chattanooga job a couple years ago. Obviously, UMass is a big job for him. I think he'll be really successful there."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

John Farrell: No "rubber stamp" for Drew Pomeranz as No. 5 starter until after final tuneup Monday in minor-league spring-training game. Pomeranz threw 76 pitches today; Red Sox want to build him to 90ish before committing to him in season's fifth or sixth game.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Robby Scott has been told he will make the Opening Day roster, which gives the Red Sox three lefties in the bullpen (Robbie Ross Jr., Fernando Abad, Scott). Craig Kimbrel, Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree are Red Sox's complement of right-handed relievers, with Tyler Thornburg headed to DL.

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Isaiah Thomas enters Wednesday night needing 20 points to become the sixth player in Celtics history to score 2,000 points in a season.

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The Red Wings' 25-year streak of playoff appearances ended Tuesday, leaving the Spurs with the longest active streak in the U.S.'s four major sports. The Packers and Patriots lead the NFL, while the Dodgers lead all MLB teams with just four.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Thornburg: "A lot of things" could've led to shoulder impingement. How about Red Sox's shoulder program, which is more extensive than what he was used to in Milwaukee? "If anything, it might have fatigued my arm a little bit before the first outing. Or it possibly could've pointed out some weaknesses in my shoulder." Thornburg added he's "never had shoulder issues whatsoever."