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Boston Celtics (40-42)


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Celtics have reason for optimism despite sweep by Cavs

BOSTON (AP) The reconstruction of the Boston Celtics is ahead of schedule. Being swept in the first round can't brush away that reality.

The Celtics were a long shot to even reach the playoffs in a season with numerous personnel changes. Once they got there, they weren't expected to be as competitive as they were against the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers.

But they got to the postseason and battled the Cavs to the very end of Game 4. And they are in good shape to keep progressing with a wealth of draft picks, plenty of space under the salary cap and a young coach who has drawn raves in his two seasons.

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Leaders
Points: Isaiah Thomas16.4
Rebounds: Jared Sullinger7.6
Assists: Evan Turner5.5
FG%: Tyler Zeller54.9%
Steals: Marcus Smart1.48
Blocks: Jared Sullinger0.72
Defense (Rank)
Points: 101.2 (21)
Rebounds: 44.7 (26)
Assists: 21.9 (14)
FG%: 45.0% (16)
FT%: 75.5% (20)
3P%: 33.6% (4)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 101.4 (13)
Rebounds: 43.8 (13)
Assists: 24.5 (4)
FG%: 44.3% (21)
FT%: 75.4% (14)
3P%: 32.7% (27)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Toronto 49 33 .598 --
x-Boston 40 42 .488 9.0
x-Brooklyn 38 44 .463 11.0
Philadelphia 18 64 .220 31.0
New York 17 65 .207 32.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/8/2015 Chris Babb Signed as Free Agent
4/7/2015 Shavlik Randolph Waived
3/23/2015 Marcus Smart Reinstate/Suspension
3/21/2015 Marcus Smart League Suspension One game for hitting Matt Bonner
2/19/2015 Jonas Jerebko Traded Part of three player deal
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/11/2015 Isaiah Thomas Bruised back
3/5/2015 Avery Bradley Left elbow strain
2/20/2015 Jared Sullinger Broken foot
2/3/2015 Avery Bradley Thumb fracture
2/1/2015 Tayshaun Prince Sore hip
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