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A lot on the line for Celtics, Brad Stevens

Seven games back of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference with 22 to play is pretty much an impossible distance to overcome, so to the lottery the Celtics head in June, making the next few months in Boston fascinating.

It’s been a true transition season for the Celtics. New coach Brad Stevens never has had a consistent lineup. Rajon Rondo missed the first 2½ months and Avery Bradley, in what was expected to be a pivotal season, has been oft-injured again, giving the Celtics another issue to ponder this summer.

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