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Celtics climb back into No. 8 spot

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Now, it’s the Celtics.

The Celtics won a last-second victory over the Raptors and the Heat couldn’t hold a double-digit lead against the Pistons Saturday. The Celtics moved back into the No. 8 spot and currently a first-round matchup with the No. 1 seed Hawks. It’s the third time in as many days the Hawks potential first-round opponent changed. Two games still separate spots No. 7-11 with a week and a half left in the regular season.

The Heat are at the Pacers Sunday in the only game involving the final five teams.

Here’s how things stand in the Eastern Conference for the final two spots:

7. Brooklyn   (35-41)     22.0 GB     6 games remaining

8. Boston      (35-42)      22.5 GB     5 games remaining

9. Miami        (34-42)     23.0 GB     6 games remaining

10. Indiana    (33-43)    24.0 GB     6 games remaining

11. Charlotte  (33-43)    24.0 GB     6 games remaining

Upcoming schedules

Nets: 5 home, 1 away – vs. Trail Blazers April 6, vs. Hawks April 8, vs. Wizards April 10, at Bucks April 12, vs. Bulls April 13, vs. Magic April 15

Celtics: 2 home, 3 away – at Pistons April 8, at Cavaliers April 10, vs. Cavaliers April 12, vs. Raptors April 14, at Bucks April 15

Heat: 4 home, 2 away – at Pacers April 5, vs. Hornets April 7, vs. Bulls April 9, vs. Raptors April 11, vs. Magic April 14, at 76ers April 15

Pacers: 3 home, 3 away – vs. Heat April 5, at Knicks April 8, at Pistons April 10, vs. Thunder April 12, vs. Wizards April 14, at Grizzlies April 15

Hornets: 2 home, 4 away – at Heat April 7, vs. Raptors April 8, at Hawks April 10, at Pistons April 12, vs. Rockets April 13, at Raptors April 15


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