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Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas isn’t concerned about ‘carrying’ charges

03/01/15: Boston, MA: The Celtics Isaiah Thomas looks to see around the defense of the Warriors Shaun Liivngston as he looks to make a third quarter pass. The Boston Celtics hosted the Golden State Warriors in a regular season NBA game at the TD Garden. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:living topic: Celtics-Warriors (1)

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The Celtics guard shrugged off the remarks Warriors coach Steve Kerr made about his ballhandling.

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Said Golden State coach Steve Kerr of the Celtics: “They’re one of the fastest, quickest teams in the NBA.”

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The newly acquired guard led the Celtics to three wins in four games last week.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Monday, March 2, 2015, in New York. The Nets defeated the Warriors 110-108 on Jarrett's jumper with 1.1 seconds remaining on the clock. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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NBA roundup: Jarrett Jack and Nets cut down Stephen Curry, Warriors

Jack made a tie-breaking jumper with 1.1 seconds left in Brooklyn’s 110-108 victory Monday night.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry heads down the court after making a three point shot during the second half of the Golden State Warriors 106-101 win over the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Golden State Warriors have better than an outside shot

The Warriors improved to a league-best 46-11 as they attempt to claim in the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.

Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) is congratulated by fans after making a basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Isaiah Thomas’s game carries weight

Thomas caused some problems for the Warriors this season when he was a member of the Phoenix Suns.

More than five weeks — and 16 games — have passed since Kelly Olynyk suffered the injury.

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Kelly Olynyk closer to returning for Celtics

Coach Brad Stevens said he hadn’t spoken extensively to Olynyk about his availability for Sunday’s game.

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As roster stability sets in, Brad Stevens can build the team’s offensive and defensive identities.

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas drove past the Hornets’ Brian Roberts during the first quarter.

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Isaiah Thomas’s technical foul rescinded by NBA

Thomas was hit with two technicals, and ejected, in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s overtime loss to the Lakers.

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Kevin Garnett’s return to Minnesota a perfect ending

The homecoming is beyond improbable and one of the few feel-good stories in a trade-filled league.

Anthony Mason played for the Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, and Miami Heat.

Anthony Mason, forward who personified mid-’90s Knicks, dies at 48

The 6-foot 7-inch Mason won the NBA’s Sixth Man award in 1995 with the Knicks.

2008: The last Celtics championship

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Celtics finished off Lakers for team’s 17th NBA title

Look back in the Boston Globe archives at coverage of the Celtics’ first championship in 22 years.