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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.

Cavaliers 110, Celtics 79

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After the 110-79 loss, coach Brad Stevens questioned the teamwork and intensity of his players.

FILE - MARCH 3, 2015: It has been reported that Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw has been fired after less than two seasons March 3, 2015. LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Head coach Brian Shaw of the Denver Nuggets looks on during the game with the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Nuggets won 106-96. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

NBA ROUNDUP

Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons

Brian Shaw’s firing came as a surprise after the Nuggets GM signaled last week that it was safe.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

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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 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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GARY WASHBURN I ON BASKETBALL

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.

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

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

CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Isaiah Thomas’s game carries weight

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

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

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

Kevin Garnett’s disdain for the Timberwolves was once so apparent that his tenure with the team was an off-limits subject.

GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

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.

2008: The last Celtics championship

Special Section

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.