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Boston Celtics magic number is now just 1

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1 is a lovely number.

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It is starting to look like the Celtics are really headed for the playoffs.  No guarantees because weird stuff can happen, but the Celtics magic number is now down to just 1.

Celtics On Verge of Making Playoffs After Routing Cavs - Celtics Blog - Boston.com

The victory reduces Boston’s magic number to just one to secure a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. One win in Boston’s final two games or a loss by the Pacers or Nets in either of their last two games would seal a ticket to the postseason for Brad Stevens and company. Indiana defeated Oklahoma City at home on Sunday evening.

Believe.