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Boston Celtics (12-9)


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Defense the focus as Celtics visit Magic

The Boston Celtics have built an identity the last few years under Brad Stevens as a tough-minded defensive team.

His offensive brilliance with a mismatched roster without a star has always had the stout defense as a backdrop.

To take that next step, Boston added Al Horford to Isaiah Thomas, hoping they would propel the club to the top of the Eastern Conference. They believed Horford would only bolster their defense.

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Leaders
Points: Isaiah Thomas26.0
Rebounds: Avery Bradley8.0
Assists: Isaiah Thomas6.2
FG%: Avery Bradley47.1%
Steals: Marcus Smart1.17
Blocks: Al Horford2.64
Defense (Rank)
Points: 104.0 (14)
Rebounds: 46.3 (27)
Assists: 22.2 (16)
FG%: 44.3% (11)
FT%: 77.3% (19)
3P%: 33.9% (6)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.8 (13)
Rebounds: 42.0 (27)
Assists: 24.5 (2)
FG%: 44.8% (18)
FT%: 79.0% (8)
3P%: 36.0% (12)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Toronto 14 7 .667 --
Boston 12 9 .571 2.0
New York 12 9 .571 2.0
Brooklyn 5 15 .250 8.5
Philadelphia 4 18 .182 10.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/1/2016 Terry Rozier Exercised Contract Option Team exercised option for 2017
11/1/2016 Marcus Smart Exercised Contract Option Team exercised option for 2017
10/24/2016 R.J. Hunter Waived
10/24/2016 Damion Lee Waived
10/24/2016 Jalen Jones Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/6/2016 Isaiah Thomas Sore groin
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