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Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/15/15

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Herald   Toronto's Casey sees last year's Raptors in this year's Celtics
Celtics face long odds in playoff test with LeBron James & Cavs
Celtics 95, Raptors 93 (C's lock up 7th seed)
Marcus Smart’s impact belies rookie status
Celtics Notebook: Wyc Grousbeck likes what he sees
Frantic closing night awaits in the NBA, with much to decide
John Havlicek: Steal would have been ordinary without Johnny Most
5 ways Celtics have paved path into playoffs

Globe  In Appreciation of the Playoff-Bound Celtics
Jae Crowder Hits Last-Second Shot to Send Celtics to Cleveland
Havlicek Stole the Ball 50 Years Ago Today
Paul Pierce: Ray Allen Never Truly a Part of the Big Three
Celtics to play game in Mexico City next season
Q and A with Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Robert Epstein

Brandon Bass strikes the right chord for Celtics
Celtics savor playoff berth, begin prepping for Cavs series
Celtics top Raptors; bring on Cavaliers

Celtics Green  Random Thoughts on The Island of Misfit Toys
Comments from the Other Side - Raptors 4/14/15
CelticsBlog  Jae Crowder's game winner sinks Raptors 95-93
Jae Crowder hits game winner and clenches 7th seed for Celtics
The Celtics will face old enemy LeBron James in the playoffs
ESPN  C's, Crowder ready for battle with Cavs
Avery Bradley (quad) out vs. Bucks
Exchange between Chris Paul, Blake Griffin a sign of growth for Los Angeles Clippers
NBA: Washington Wizards' Paul Pierce speaks the truth
Thabo Sefolosha of Atlanta Hawks contacted by NYPD Internal Affairs

Lex Nihil Novi  29 & 21 (Including Cooper Butt Shove and McHale Clothesline)
36, 12, & 9 (plus an historic steal)
Celtics Acquire Delk and Rogers
Celtics Welcome Delk and Rogers
Red's Army  LeBron’s brainwashing of Perk is complete
Cue the Boogie speculation… George Karl says no one is "un-tradeable"
Paul Pierce lobs grenades at Brooklyn, D-Will and Ray Allen
Recap: Crowder fadeaway seals 1st round date with Cavs
Your Morning Dump… Where Isaiah Thomas was worth missing the lottery

CLNS Radio  Boston Celtics, Say Hello to the 2015 NBA Playoffs
Boston Celtics, Say Hello to the 2015 NBA Playoffs
The Garden Report Previews the Celtics-Cavs series with Basketball Insiders' Jessica Camerato
Celtics.com  Ford Keys to the Game: Celtics 95, Raptors 93
That's What He Said - Raptors at Celtics
4/15 Game Preview: Celtics at Bucks
4/15 Celtics Minute: Havlicek Honored

CSNNE  Stars, studs and duds: Stevens 'really pleased' with C's
Crowder comes up big for Celtics with game-winner
Welsh: Making playoffs a 'great step' for Celtics
Celtics-Bucks preview: All hands on deck
How the Boston Celtics made the playoffs without really trying
Ainge: 'I honestly don't know' if I'll trade picks
Despite being a rookie, Smart has had a big impact

NESN  Jae Crowder’s Last-Second Game-Winner Leads Celtics Past Raptors (Video)
Paul Pierce: Ray Allen Had ‘Weird Relationship’ With Celtics Teammates
Marcus Smart Dunks All Over Raptors In Celtics’ Home Finale (Video)
Celtics Drop Raptors To Lock Up No. 7 Seed, Will Face Cavs In Playoffs
Celtics Ready For Battle Vs. Cavaliers With Playoff Matchup Now Set
Celtics Notes: Avery Bradley Injures Quad In Win, Won’t Play Vs. Bucks
Brad Stevens’ Message Of Gradual Progress Pays Off For Playoff-Bound Celtics

Celtics Hub  What's Left to Decide for Celtics in Playoff Race?
Game 81 Grades: Boston Celtics 95, Toronto Raptors 93
Green Street  5 things we learned as Jae Crowder, Celtics bury Raptors late
An oral history: How Brad Stevens’ Celtics earned a playoff date with LeBron James’ Cavaliers
CBS Sports   Paul Pierce Hasn’t Spoken To Ray Allen Since Veteran Signed With Miami Heat In 2012
Gorman On Toucher & Rich: Celtics Can Take Cleveland To Game 6
Grousbeck: Celtics ‘Up To The Challenge’ Against Cavaliers
Root For Stephen Curry To Win NBA Title, Not MVP [Opinion]

Mass Live  Jae Crowder's game-winner sends Celtics past Raptors 95-93
Marcus Smart, 'most competitive' member of 2014 draft class, having rare rookie season
Avery Bradley 'fine' but will miss regular season finale against Bucks
Jae Crowder buzzer-beater: Celtics execute down stretch to defeat Raptors
Jae Crowder, Celtics 'ready to go to war' in playoff series with LeBron James, Cavaliers
Jae Crowder plays finisher as Celtics decide not to try avoiding LeBron James
Bleacher Report  Final Regular-Season Grades for Boston Celtics Players
Boston Celtics Are Ready for Challenging Battle with Cleveland Cavaliers

USA Today  Evan Turner tosses unintentionally awesome alley-oop to Marcus Smart
Milford Daily News  Celtics Notebook: Thomas will finally see postseason
Tufts Daily  Celtics rise as Bruins fall
Patriot Ledger  Celtics will begin playoffs on weekend
ProJo   Addition of Thomas helped spark Celtics' run to playoffs
Sports Grid  Brad Stevens, Celtics Winning With Butler-Esque Approach
SouthCoast Today  Celtics: After mere 1 year absence, it's playoff time
Central Maine  Losing Frazier damaging to Red Claws in playoffs

NJ.com   Ex-Nets star Paul Pierce recalls his 'horrible' season in Brooklyn
SB Nation  The NBA has been overrun with mean, naked animals who don't play basketball
How a shy kid from Russia became the man the Cavaliers needed
Thabo Sefolosha says the NYPD broke his ankle
5 charts that explain the 2015 NBA playoffs
Spurs players are now in an '80s band called 'Spuran Spuran'
Your 2015 NBA Eastern Conference playoff picture and tiebreaker guide
The Knicks won a meaningless game and their fans are ANGRY

Slam Dunk Zone  Marcus Smart Should Be An All-Rookie
Deadspin  Paul Pierce: The Nets Sucked And Deron Williams Didn't Care
Complex  NBA Players Who Made Way Less Money Than Kevin Garnett
Uproxx  Kendrick Perkins: LeBron James, Kevin Garnett Are ComparableTeammates
Cheat Sheet  Why NBA Teams Don’t Need Elite Point Guards to Win
The Score  VIDEO: Marcus Smart turns Evan Turner's airball into a monstrous dunk
Seacoast Online  C's clinch No. 7 seed in NBA playoffs
USA Today  He’ll never win, but Brad Stevens should be the NBA Coach of the Year
Christian Post  NBA News: Sacramento Kings Sign David Stockton Through 2015-16 Season
Wicked Local  Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas makes connection at Waltham Boys & Girls Club