Celtics Control Own Destiny for Top Seed in East

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The Celtics control their own destiny in their quest for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Boston’s win over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, combined with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ overtime loss to the Miami Heat, leaves the Celtics one game up in the East with one game to play.

With a win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in Wednesday’s regular-season finale, the Celtics will secure the No. 1 seed and guarantee home-court advantage through the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavaliers host the Raptors on Wednesday night. If Boston stumbles against Milwaukee, the Cavaliers can claim the top spot with a win. “The No. 1 seed, that means a lot to me, personally,” said Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas. “Hopefully we can get that.

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN