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2018 Schedule
41-19, 2nd in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics' net rating Friday with Marcus Smart on the court: plus-30.1, which includes a team-best defensive rating of 84.4. Smart, returning to action after missing the last 11 games with a hand laceration, helped Boston's reserves score a season-high 65 bench points.

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Celtics snap three-game losing streak (1:20)
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Rim denies Griffin (0:17)
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Smith drills 3-point heave at buzzer (0:16)
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Tatum gets into lane for and-1 bucket (0:24)
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Irving walks into deep 3-pointer (0:16)
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Tatum perfect in the first (0:28)
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A speedy Irving goes coast-to-coast (0:17)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown on Celtics heading into the final 23 games: "I think we have a sense of urgency about ourselves. ... You can see some of the older guys -- Kyrie, Al -- their attention to detail and the stress about the little things is becoming more evident."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Marcus Smart did not practice Thursday due to a minor hip bruise suffered during his return to practice activities Wednesday. Smart, who missed Boston's final 11 games before the All-Star break due to a lacerated hand, is still expected to return to game action Friday night in Detroit, according to coach Brad Stevens.

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Jackson ranks All-Star sneakers (1:02)
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Kyrie: Move to Boston 'well worth it' (3:19)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens on being asked to speak to the Red Sox at spring training earlier this week: "Well first of all, I told them like I am not qualified to speak to a baseball team. I got picked off the last play of my career in high school."

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Celtics' Smart: Injury could've ended season

Celtics guard Marcus Smart is ready to return from a lacerated hand that doctors say he was lucky to have not injured more extensively.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart said doctors pulled a shard of glass out the palm of his hand after his frame-punching incident in LA. It barely missed the tendons near his pinky, which would have likely meant season-ending surgery. Said Smart: "Literally the glass was sitting right in between [two tendons]. So [the doctors said], ‘You should go play the lotto or something because you missed your tendons.' They don't understand it."

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Celtics still have a chance (0:45)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens was at Red Sox camp today; spoke to the players during the team meeting before their first full-squad practice.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens dropping by JetBlue Park before the Red Sox's first full-squad workout.

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Old teammates, rivals find a new spark (1:03)

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on the competitive nature of this year's All-Star Game: "The hope is that it's only going to get better."

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Great passing leads to LeBron's go-ahead layup (0:15)

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.125th
Rebounds Per Game44.310th
Assists Per Game22.021st
Points Allowed99.62nd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-184119.683
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305