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Celtics clinch 6th playoff spot in a row with win over Detroit

Posted by shawn cassidy on April 4, 2013 at 3:50 AM

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I think it's clear that we don't know what to expect when it comes to this years playoffs. Without Rondo the Celtics are likely an early exit this year, but we also know that this team is capable of something unique if they can get hot, and if they can play hard defense every game.

"It’s funny, I didn’t know it," Rivers said. "But my coaches did. When I was walking [into the locker room], I think [two assistant coaches] both grabbed me and said, ‘Hey, we made the playoffs!'"

Doc pay attention! I know the Celtics are playing for health, but Doc should know that the Celtics needed a win tonight to clinch a playoff spot.

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"There was never any doubt in my mind, or anybody in the locker room, or in the coaching staff, that we wouldn’t be in the playoffs," Jason Terry said. "It’s good to be solidified, but we’ve still got some work to do. Good practice time coming up here for the next week and a half, and then it’s on. The show begins."

"Where do you want to look at: New York or Indiana? There’s only two. That’s where it’s at," Terry said. Asked if that meant he was confident the Celtics wouldn't slide to the eighth spot (and a first-round matchup with the top-seeded Heat), Terry added, "I don’t see it. If somebody else does, that’s on them."

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Reply rcraig617
2:00 AM on April 5, 2013 
I remember just a couple of years ago we couldn't sniff the playoffs.