2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
51-31, 1st in Central

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Celtics are 2-9 all-time in playoff series when trailing 3-1, but ESPN's BPI gives Boston the better chance to win Thursday's Game 5 against the Cavaliers.

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If the Cavs win Thursday's Game 5, they'll face the Warriors in the Finals for the third straight season, marking the first time two NBA teams have met in a championship for three consecutive years.

LeBron: 'Chasing ghosts' not about passing MJ (1:10)
LeBron looking forward to Game 5 (0:57)
Confident Irving a better closer than LeBron (1:01)
Stephen A. dismisses LeBron comparisons to Magic (1:31)
KD determined to go at LeBron (1:04)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

T-shirts at TD Garden for Game 5.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said rookie Jaylen Brown was "in a lot of pain" Wednesday due to a hip pointer suffered in Tuesday's Game 4 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics listed Brown as questionable for Thursday's Game 5 and, during an appearance on Boston sports radio 98.5 the Sports Hub, Ainge reaffirmed that it's "questionable whether he'll be able to play tonight."

Max: Lue giving Warriors bulletin-board material (1:27)

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

A sea of green will greet the Cavaliers when they arrive for shoot around. The shirts say, "It's heart, pride, tradition, grit and team. It's not luck."

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cavs not only have the longest active winning streak in potential series closeout games, they're also tied for the longest such streak in NBA history, matching the Lakers from 2000-04. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Dudley on perception of LeBron in the NBA

Suns F Jared Dudley shares his thoughts on the perception of LeBron James, how Isaiah Thomas' absence has changed the Celtics' offense, parity in the NBA, tanking and more.

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Carlesimo: Could Cavs beat Warriors again?

ESPN NBA analyst P.J. Carlesimo comments on his expectations for Game 5 between the Cavaliers and Celtics, whether Cleveland could beat the Warriors again and more.

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4hBrian Windhorst

LeBron James' boulevard of broken East teams

The Eastern Conference is full of once-hopeful teams that were ruined by LeBron, whose domination of the conference covers most of a decade.

The world is ready for Warriors, Cavs in Finals (1:30)
LeBron, Cavs looking for closeout record against Celtics (0:52)
Is Golden State vulnerable? (2:22)
LeBron James is the king of the East (2:36)

ECF Game 4 Montage

Kyrie Irving carried the Cavaliers to victory in game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals when LeBron James went to the bench with 4 fouls. Adam Amin & Jon Barry on the call

Jalen & Jacoby: Hack-a-LeBron? (2:43)
Is Boston harder to guard than Golden State? (2:45)
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18hDave McMenamin

Lue: Celtics tougher to defend than Warriors

Despite being one win away from advancing to face the Warriors in the NBA Finals, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said the Celtics are enough of a handful and that he "doesn't even think about" Golden State.

Should we be worried about LeBron? (1:21)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics announced Wednesday that rookie Jaylen Brown is questionable for Thursday's Game 5 with a right hip pointer. Jae Crowder (groin strain) and Amir Johnson (shoulder sprain) are both probable.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.34th
Rebounds Per Game43.812th
Assists Per Game22.713th
Points Allowed107.220th

Team History