NBA Basketball

Boston Celtics (27-26)


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vs. Bkn 
W 125-119
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vs. Bkn 
L 126-141
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L 109-123
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Stevens replacing Ainge as team president in Celtics shakeup

BOSTON (AP) Danny Ainge, who helped bring two NBA titles to Boston as a player and another as the team's basketball boss, stepped down from the Celtics front office just hours after they were eliminated from the postseason, and coach Brad Stevens is giving up his job on the bench to replace him.

Stevens will lead the search for his successor, the Celtics said in a news conference Wednesday. He leaves as the fourth-winningest coach in franchise history, but one who failed to hang a championship banner from the rafters.

"Hiring a new coach will give us a great opportunity to hire somebody that will be ... a new, fresh voice with a new, fresh perspective," Stevens said. "They don't have to fill Doc Rivers' shoes, like I did. And they don't have to fill Danny Ainge's shoes, like I do. They just have to figure out a way to be better than the last guy."

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Leaders
Points: Jayson Tatum26.4
Rebounds: Tristan Thompson8.1
Assists: Marcus Smart5.7
FG%: Jaylen Brown48.4%
Steals: Marcus Smart1.50
Blocks: Robert Williams1.75
Defense (Rank)
Points: 111.2 (11)
Rebounds: 42.5 (6)
Assists: 24.1 (9)
FG%: 46.4% (13)
FT%: 78.5% (22)
3P%: 37.4% (22)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 112.6 (16)
Rebounds: 44.3 (15)
Assists: 23.5 (25)
FG%: 46.6% (19)
FT%: 77.5% (16)
3P%: 37.4% (10)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Philadelphia 49 23 .681 --
x-Brooklyn 48 24 .667 1.0
x-New York 41 31 .569 8.0
x-Boston 36 36 .500 13.0
Toronto 27 45 .375 22.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/17/2021 Moritz Wagner Waived
4/16/2021 Jabari Parker Signed as Free Agent
3/26/2021 Evan Fournier Traded for Jeff Teague
3/25/2021 Moritz Wagner Traded part of four-player deal
3/25/2021 Luke Kornet Traded part of three-team deal
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/30/2021 Kemba Walker Left Knee Medial Bone Bruise
5/4/2021 Jaylen Brown Sprained right ankle
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