2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
48-26, 1st in Atlantic

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With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, the NBA scoring race is a dead heat between Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Harden was last season's runner-up to Stephen Curry.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics forward Jae Crowder is the latest NBA player to receive a Potato Parcel and posted it to his Instagram. The potato takes a jab at the Mavericks for trading Crowder away. Dallas owner Mark Cuban (politely) declined to invest in the company during its appearance on Shark Tank.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley on Celtics being No. 1 seed for moment: "Every team in the NBA should want to be the best team in the NBA. We're showing that we can be if we're playing the right way, if we're playing the right kind of basketball. That's an accomplishment to be the first team in the East. We understand that. But at the same time we understand we could lose it tomorrow."

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Isaiah Thomas: Being at top of East is "cool," but "we're chasing something bigger than that."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas thinks the Cavaliers will be OK despite recent struggles. "They've been struggling for whatever reason but it's still an NBA-championship-caliber team. They're defending champions so it goes through them until someone eliminates them. I don't think you can be too worried about the things that they're struggling with right now. They're a really good team. Sooner or later they'll probably figure it out."

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Celtics among best-managed NBA franchises

We ranked every front office in the NBA, and it's no surprise that the Celtics are near the top. Check back throughout the week as we break down the rankings into three categories: coaches, GMs and owners.

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The NBA's top-five teams have mostly beaten each other up this season. But after Monday's rout of the Cavs, the Spurs are 9-1 against Cleveland, Houston, Golden State and Boston, with the only loss coming by two points (Nov. 9 vs. Rockets).

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on the Cavaliers slipping to second in the East behind the Celtics: "How much does it matter to me? It matters more that we're playing better basketball than where we're at, and if that results in us getting the number one seed, getting the number two seed, three or whatever the hell it is, I want us to be playing better basketball. That's what it comes down to. I'm not worried about anything. I feel like when we're playing Cavaliers basketball, when we're playing the type of basketball that we know we're capable of playing, when we're at full strength, we can start off on the road. We've done it before."

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According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Celtics are in sole possession of the best record in the Eastern Conference this late into the season for the 1st time since the end of the 2007-08 season, when they won the title.

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Celtics close gap on Cavs (1:06)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics moved into a virtual tie with the Cleveland Cavaliers atop the Eastern Conference standings with Sunday's win over the Heat. FiveThirtyEight's prediction model gives the Celtics a 66 percent chance at landing the No. 1 seed but Boston is simply focused on continuing to play good basketball. Said Isaiah Thomas: "We can't really worry about what Cleveland's doing … we control our own destiny at this point."

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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas on teammate Marcus Smart and his key late-game offensive rebound: "That's what Marcus does. Especially when the game's on the line, he makes the biggest plays of the game."

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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart: "I can impact the game without scoring and things like that. I'm trying to get the team involved and get those guys going."

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Celtics edge Heat behind Thomas' 30 points (1:18)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 112, Heat 108: Boston is now tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Ten days until the final head-to-head meeting between the teams at TD Garden.

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Smart does it all to set up Thomas (0:32)
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Johnson makes highlight reel reverse layup (0:21)
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Brown accelerates and slams it over Johnson (0:16)
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Thomas intercepts pass, takes it rest of the way (0:16)
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Smart sinks running 3 at the buzzer (0:24)
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Dragic somehow gets circus shot to fall (0:15)

Team Stats

Points Per Game107.88th
Rebounds Per Game41.926th
Assists Per Game25.04th
Points Allowed105.114th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174826.649
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506