Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Atlantic Division108.0 (1st)105.4 (2nd)
Eastern Conference3rd9th
NBA7th15th

Schedule

Tue May 2
W 129 - 119WAS
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Thu May 4
L 116 - 89at WAS
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Sun May 7
L 121 - 102at WAS
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Wed May 10
W 123 - 101WAS
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Fri May 12
L 92 - 91at WAS
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Mon May 15
W 115 - 105WAS
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Wed May 17
L 117 - 104CLE
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Fri May 19
L 130 - 86CLE
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Sun May 21
W 111 - 108at CLE
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Tue May 23
L 112 - 99at CLE
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Thu May 25
L 135 - 102CLE
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Standings

EAST
Atlantic
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Boston36-1653-29
Toronto34-1851-31
New York22-3031-51
Philadelphia19-3328-54
Brooklyn11-4120-62
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Celtics' Al Horford: Turns in eight points in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Horford tallied eight points (4-8 FG), three rebounds and one assist over 27 minutes during Thursday's 135-102 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

The veteran big man turned in his lowest point total of the series and scored in single digits for the first time since Game 2 of the first-round series versus the Bulls. The reduced output was essentially explained by the fact that Horford played just 27 minutes equaling his low-water mark in playing time during the postseason. The 30-year-old had an up-and-down first season in Boston and finished with averages of 14.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.3 blocks over 68 games. Notably, he shot a career-low 47.3 percent, while his scoring average was his lowest since his rookie 2007-08 campaign.

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Celtics' Marcus Smart: Modest showing in Game 5 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smart managed six points (2-7 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and one steal over 25 minutes during Thursday's 135-102 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

After a breakout Game 3 performance in which he poured in 27 points, Smart hit the skids in Games 4 and 5, shooting just 3-for-16 while averaging 7.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals. His lackluster efforts helped doom a Celtics squad in desperate need of offense after Isaiah Thomas' exit from the series with a hip injury. Despite the disappointing conclusion to the season, Smart's defensive prowess was a definite plus this season, and he also averaged career highs in points (10.6), assists, (4.6) and steals (1.6) while draining a career-best 81.2 percent of his free-throw attempts.

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Celtics' Jae Crowder: Contributes 11 points in Game 5 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Crowder (groin) posted 11 points (3-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one block over 29 minutes during Thursday's 135-102 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Crowder's groin injury didn't seem to be overly serious, as he was able to play a starter's amount of minutes before heading to the bench once the game was clearly out of reach. The 26-year-old managed four double-digit scoring efforts during the series, shooting 46.4 percent overall. He averaged a solid 13.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals during the regular season and figures to once again be a key component of next season's roster.

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Celtics' Gerald Green: Leads bench with 14 points in Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Green provided 14 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two rebounds, two steals and one block over 21 minutes during Thursday's 135-102 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

With the lopsided second-half score, Green saw a series-high amount of minutes and parlayed them into his highest scoring total since Game 6 of the first-round series against the Bulls. The veteran was effective from long range throughout the postseason, draining 50 and 56.3 percent of his shots, respectively, in the conference semifinals and finals, and tallying four double-digit scoring efforts overall across just 14.8 minutes per game. The 31-year-old was reasonably effective this season in his return to Boston after a 10-year absence, but he now enters free agency with no clear indication of where he could end up next season.

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Celtics' Avery Bradley: Leads team with 23 points in Game 5 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bradley registered 23 points (10-20 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and one assist over 32 minutes during Thursday's 135-102 loss to the Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Bradley once again took up the mantle of the go-to option on offense for Boston in the absence of Isaiah Thomas (hip), scoring over 20 points for the third time in the series. His 50 percent success rate from the field equaled his series-best tally from Game 1, and he drained multiple threes for the third time during the five-game set as well. Primarily due to Thomas' absence, Bradley finished the conference finals with an average of 19 shot attempts per contest, a definitive uptick from the first two rounds of the playoffs and the regular season. He'll head into the 2017-18 campaign coming off the best statistical season of seven-year career, having averaged 16.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals across 33.4 minutes.

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2016-17 Team Leaders
PPGIsaiah Thomas , PG28.9
RPGAl Horford , C6.8
APGIsaiah Thomas , PG5.9
FG%Al Horford , C47.3
FT%Isaiah Thomas , PG90.9
3P%Jae Crowder , SF39.8
BLOCKSAl Horford , C86
STEALSMarcus Smart , PG125
MPGIsaiah Thomas , PG33.8
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