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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens says Isaiah Thomas continues to amaze him as he plays through grief.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics stick with Gerald Green in starting lineup for Game 1 vs Wizards. Can't argue with the results: Boston is 4-0 since making the move in Game 3 of last series.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Brad Stevens sticking with what has worked -- Gerald Green remains in the starting lineup today in the opener against the Wizards.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Isaiah Thomas here at the Garden following attending his sister's funeral yesterday. Game 1 starts at 1 pm.

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Just hours after arriving back from his sister's funeral, the Celtics' Isaiah Thomas is one of the first players on the floor for warmups on Sunday.

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Wizards at Celtics, 1 ET (Game 1) - Split season series 2-2 (home team won all 4 games)

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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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While Wizards PG John Wall struggled during the regular season against the Celtics (17.8 PPG, his lowest average vs. an Eastern Conference opponent), SG Bradley Beal was able to help pick up the slack.

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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."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

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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