2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
48-26, 1st in Atlantic

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."

ESPN Stats and Information  

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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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

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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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

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)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Avery Bradley back in the starting lineup vs. the Heat after missing Friday's game due to illness.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cavs lead the Celtics by a 1/2 game for the top seed in the East. The two teams face each other on April 5 in Cleveland. Prior to that, the Cavs face a major test on the road vs. the Spurs, and the Celts play the hot Milwaukee Bucks.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The April 5 showdown between the Cavaliers and Celtics could loom large in the race for the East's top seed. Until then, Boston has a considerably easier schedule.

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Booker's 70 gives Suns reason to celebrate (1:12)
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Devin Booker speaks with his dad after 70-point game (2:21)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Suns guard Devin Booker on celebrating 70 points despite a loss: "The way our season's gone right now, we're kind of looking for something to celebrate. And that meant a lot to see my veterans happy."

Team Stats

Points Per Game107.88th
Rebounds Per Game41.927th
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