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Herald  Celtics open against "greatest team ever assembled" Cavs on Sunday
Celtics Notebook: Brandon Bass sees opportunity for young, old
Brad Stevens keeps surprising Celtics focused
Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars
Celtics excited for intensity to pick up in playoffs
Celtics Notebook: Celtics beat Bucks to finish at 40-42 Bulpett: Playoff experience for Marcus Smart will be helpful
Let the championship chase begin: it's NBA playoff time

Globe  Celtics-Cavaliers First-Round Schedule Announced
James Young eager to apply lessons of a trying rookie season
Celtics preparing for playoff opener
Chris Gasper: Wrong Boston team made the playoffs
For Isaiah Thomas, the long road to success ended in Boston
First NBA playoff experience crucial for Celtics’ Brad Stevens

CelticsGreen  Comments from the Other Side - Bucks 4/15/15
CelticsBlog  Boston Celtics top five stories of the week
You're about to fall in love with the Celtics, if you haven't already done so
Gigi Datome could be an X-Factor for the Celtics in series against the Cavs
Lex Nihil Novi  Rogers Adds Depth
Delk Gives the Celtics Instant -0-
Rogers and Delk: How Big a Heist?

Red's Army  VOD: Celtics plays of the year, Gigi gets jiggy
Your Morning Dump… Where Isaiah Thomas urinated in public to win a game
Mike Gorman likes Boston over Cleveland in 6?
CLNS Radio  #TBT NBA Finals Preview Podcast: Celtics vs Lakers | CLNShow 1-30-10
Danny Ainge on GM of the Year: "It should be Bob Myers at Golden State"
Nick Gelso chimes in on Cindarella Celtics: Celtics vs Bucks Post Game Show
Celtics Beat w/ David Aldridge + Dave McMenamin 4/19/15  Brad Stevens Named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month
Celtics Resume Proves That We Should All Believe
CSNNE   Scalabrine: Three keys for Celtics to beat Cavaliers
PBT's Helin sees Cavs sweep of Celtics
Bradley good to go for Celtics in Game 1
Zeller: Stevens 'more prepared than we are'
Gorman boldly picks Celtics in six
Ainge: Cavs have 'more room for error' than Celtics
Levine: The only question is can Celtics beat Cavs?

NESN  Celtics’ NBA Title Odds Set At 150-1, Third-Worst In Eastern Conference
Celtics Podcast: LeBron James, Cavaliers Present Daunting Playoff Matchup
Boston Celtics Open NBA Playoffs As Heavy Underdogs Vs. Cavaliers
Are The Celtics’ 2015 NBA Championship Rings Already Designed? (Photo)
Celtics Hub  Celtics-Cavaliers First-Round Series Schedule
Green Street   With all but perfect April record, Celtics’ Brad Stevens named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month
Danny Ainge on D&C: Playing Cavaliers ‘a fun opportunity for us’
Celtics roundtable wrap-up: Team awards

CBS Sports  Ainge: Playoff Berth ‘A Great Accomplishment’ For Celtics
Stevens: Celtics Will Have To ‘Mix It Up’ On Defense Against LeBron
Celtics-Cavaliers: 5 Matchups To Watch
NBA Playoffs: Celtics vs. Cavaliers
Zeller On Brad Stevens: We Know Everything He Says Is Going To Work
Mass Live  David Blatt on Boston Celtics: 'Not a simple first-round matchup at all'
Brad Stevens named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for April
Danny Ainge: Exceeding expectations 'sheds a better light' on Celtics players

Fosters   Stevens has molded a tough outfit
Yahoo   BDL's 2014-15 NBA Playoff Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
SB Nation   Boston Celtics playoffs preview: The East's Cinderella won't stop winning
Presenting the one-man alley-oop of the year
NBA to begin blood testing for HGH next season
The NBA's brightest young coach got the Celtics to the playoffs
NBA ref Joey Crawford falls on his face
Our picks for NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year and more -
The tanking Miami Heat played these guys all 48 minutes

Sports on Earth  Handing out some unconventional NBA regular season awards.
Locker Dome  HoopsHype awards: Isaiah Thomas is the Sixth Man of the Year
Hoops Habit  Playoff Picture: Boston Celtics
Medin Gazette   Take a trip back in time to the 1985 NBA Playoffs: Celtics vs. Cavaliers
Milford Daily News  Surprising Celtics a confident crew heading into series with Cavs
Vavel  NBA Roundtable: End Of Season Awards
Fox Sports   NBA playoff schedule has match-ups, schedule, game times, TV channels, results and more  Cavaliers figure to live happily after playoffs against Boston Celtics
Vegas-favorite Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for a NBA title, not payback
Cleveland Cavaliers will open postseason play Sunday against the Boston Celtics
Boston coach Brad Stevens wants LeBron James to pass the ball in the playoffs, but to whom?
Chronicle  Cavaliers, LeBron have changed a lot since 2010, but the chance to erase bitter memories is still there
WMUR  Auburn dad attacked at Celtics game
ESPN  Can Jared Sullinger be Boston Celtics' X factor vs. Cleveland Cavs?
ProJo  Brad Stevens may be the real star of playoff-bound Celtics
Business Insider  The NBA playoff field shows just how important 3-point shooting has become
WCSH 6  Maine Red Claws coach named D-League coach of the year

Morning Journal  Kendrick Perkins, Tyler Zeller offer interesting perspectives on playoff matchup
SouthCoast Today  Celtics: Brad Stevens juggled a whopping 22 Celtics in guiding them to the playoffs
Sporting News  NBA playoffs preview: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
Washington Post  LeBron James and the Cavs should have little trouble with Celtics
Bleacher Report  Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Analysis and Predictions for First Round
How the Boston Celtics' Playoff Berth Impacts Rebuilding Efforts
NY Post Deron Williams, Joe Johnson respond to Paul Pierce’s criticism
JS Online  Celtics 105, Bucks 100 - Bucks fall in finale, will start playoffs Saturday vs. Bulls
NY Times  In Boston Turnabout, Celtics Play On but Bruins Go Home

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