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Celtics disappointed but not surprised with lottery

NEW YORK — There wasn’t a lot of faith in that lottery room in New York, where Celtics president Rich Gotham was sequestered without access to a computer or cell phone, along with other officials from lottery teams.

There wasn’t a lot of faith from Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca, who learned of the Celtics’ fate on the podium during the nationally televised broadcast. And there wasn’t faith from team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, who watched the NBA Draft lottery from Los Angeles, where he is observing a series of prospect workouts.

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