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CSN has its Celtics team ready for NBA draft lottery

The prominent presence once again of Tim Duncan and Kevin Durant in the NBA playoffs serves as a perpetual reminder to Celtics fans that their favorite franchise is long overdue for some fortunate bounces — not of the basketball, but of the ping-pong balls.

If you require a reminder that the franchise’s fate was altered when the draft lottery did not go its way in 1997 (when the Spurs hit the Duncan jackpot) and again in 2007 (when Durant and Greg Oden were the prizes), you must have a short memory or a longstanding lack of interest in the NBA.

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