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Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 15 rebounds to help the Chicago Bulls clinch the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 95-92 win over the Washington Wizards in the regular-season finale Wednesday night.
Avery Bradley hit three straight 3-pointers and scored 11 of his 18 points in a game-deciding third quarter as the surging Celtics defeated the New Jersey Nets 94-82 Saturday night.
Paul Pierce had 27 points and eight assists, and the Boston Celtics got back above .500 with their third straight win, beating the New Jersey Nets 107-94 on Friday night.
The Boston Celtics used games against two of the Eastern Conference’s worst teams to get to .500 and have another such opponent to try to get over that mark.
Celtics guard Ray Allen is battling an illness, and his status is up in the air for Friday’s game against the Indiana Pacers.
The Ups and Downs from the Celtics 89-70 win over the Nets Wednesday night.
Paul Pierce scored 9 of his 24 points during a game-breaking third-quarter run, helping the Boston Celtics beat the injury-depleted New Jersey Nets 89-70 Wednesday night.
With three straight wins, the Boston Celtics are trying to make their early struggles a distant memory. A matchup with the New Jersey Nets might help that cause.
The Boston Celtics will not have to worry about the New Jersey Nets two best players on Wednesday night, but will have a red-hot rookie to contend with.
The Celtics have obtained forward JaJuan Johnson of Purdue, taken by the New Jersey Nets with the 27th pick of Thursday’s NBA draft, for guard Marshon Brooks of Providence, who Boston had taken with the 25th choice.