2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic
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3hKevin Pelton

Ranking playoff MVPs: Al Horford

Horford's efficient scoring, assist rate and superior defense earns him a spot above teammate Isaiah Thomas on our list of top playoff performers.

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Bird, Celtics steal one from Pistons (4:00)

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The Celtics ran into a buzz saw called the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals, compounded by playing the last three games without Isaiah Thomas.

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Thomas says Celtics 'definitely need more' (0:57)
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What's next for the Celtics? (2:20)
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2dChris Forsberg

Celtics' Thomas: Free agents over big payday

Isaiah Thomas is scheduled to make $6.3 million next season -- a bargain price after his stellar play for the Celtics. Thomas, however, says he is fine with the team spending big on free agency this offseason than on a potential contract extension.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Does Kelly Olynyk, a restricted free agent, want to be back in Boston next season? "I'd love to be back. Unbelievable city, unbelievable fan base," he said. As for whether he expects to be back, Olynyk added, "I don't know. You control what you can control. I don't know if I will or not, but if I had the opportunity I would love to."

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2dChris Forsberg

Celtics' Thomas: Surgery on hip not top option

Isaiah Thomas says he has to wait until the swelling in his injured right hip goes down and he has another MRI before deciding on the next step in his recovery, but the Celtics guard believes surgery is not the No. 1 option.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas to his doctors: "Let's make sure I come back even better. And I will."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Isaiah Thomas said that surgery is not the number one option right now. Said he has seen one specialist for his hip injury thus far, but team has sent the info to others. "We're waiting on the swelling to go down … Hopefully I don't have to have surgery, but I know that is an option."

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2dTom Haberstroh

NBA clutch rankings: Two Celtics in top 10

Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford both make the list, but which one's clutch WPA (win probability added) in the playoffs tops MVP candidates Kevin Durant, James Harden and Stephen Curry?

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Al Horford: "I think that when you get a little taste of how fun it is to play in these types of [postseason] games and make it this far, I think that's even more motivation. I want to be a part of special teams and do special things."

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gerald Green on if he wants to return to Boston next season: "Of course I want to come back. Why wouldn't I? I don't like starting something I can't finish. … Me and IT are really close friends. I've gained a lot of close friends on the team. I got drafted here. Brad is a genius. A man I love playing, it's an honor to play for him. Why wouldn't I want to come back to this organization when we're that close in getting a ring?"

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LeBron makes history as Cavs close out Celtics (2:03)
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Celtics sent to offseason of uncertainty (1:06)
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LeBron, Cavs finish off Celtics and head onto Golden State (2:48)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on postgame embrace with Isaiah Thomas: "I was happy to‬ see him. Just give him a big hug from myself and my family."

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3dChris Forsberg

Horford: C's must 'keep growing' to catch Cavs

The Celtics spoke frankly Thursday night about the gap that still exists between them and the Cavaliers after Cleveland outsted Boston from the postseason.

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Chris Forsberg

Chris joins the guys after the Celtics got eliminated in the ECF.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Avery Bradley said unlike the loss in the conference finals in 2012, which felt like an ending, this feels like the beginning of something for this Celtics core: "I feel like Danny Ainge and our entire organization will do a great job putting the right guys together to help us compete for a championship."

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LeBron, Kyrie show support to IT4 (0:26)

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