Celtics Clinch No.1 Seed In Playoffs With Win In Season Finale

Just at the right time, the Boston Celtics came through. For pretty much the entire year, Cleveland had controlled the Eastern Conference. They have held the number one spot for the majority of this season and it did not appear that they were going to let up. However, this is exactly what happened.

The Celtics came very close multiple times throughout the season to taking the top spot, but never actually did so. Coming down in the final games this season, Cleveland was slowing down while the Celtics were catching stride.

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Last night, with a 112-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, The Celtics secured the number one seed in the Eastern Conference. There were no contingencies; all Boston had to do was win and they would wrap up the one seed and home court advantage for the duration of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

While many teams were resting their players for playoffs last night, the Celtics elected not to do so due to what was on the line. The Bucks however, did elect to rest their star players in Giannis Antetkounmpo and Khris Middleton.

With this win, the Celtics will face the No. 8 Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs who secured a playoff spot with a win last night.

Regardless of what did happen last night, the Celtics most likely were going to end up with the one seed as Cleveland rested their big three in the regular season finale. Cleveland lost 98-83 and fell to the No. 2 in the East. Here is a look at the NBA playoff picture:

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