Scott Souza

In today's @metrowestdaily read how #Celtics are quietly, confidently embracing underdog role in #NBA playoffs shar.es/1p3upS

Chris Forsberg

The Q before the storm. Five hours til Game 1. http://t.co/OBVfaj83bP

Chris Forsberg

Jared Sullinger on playoff Brad Stevens: “He’s kinda built for these moments.” (es.pn/1Dopp6J) http://t.co/lv7qvNB0iK

Mark Murphy

The hungry bond that drives the Celtics bench: tinyurl.com/k3yqmqc

Jay King

Cs in 3. (But seriously, Cavs in 5.) twitter.com/SouthieNEC/sta…

Paul Flannery

Four games in four cities in four series in one week. First up: Atlanta

Jay King

Alternate headline: Opportunity knocks. Celtics have to let that mother(bleeper) in. (Shouts to Action Bronson) masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Jay King

Isaiah Thomas thinks the Celtics have nothing to lose. But... masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Jay King

Happy playoff day. Who woulda thought the Celtics would be meeting LeBron James in Round 1?

Jared Weiss

Isaiah Thomas Will Be X-Factor In #Celtics’ Playoff Series With #Cavs (Video) w/ @ZackCoxNESN and myself: wp.me/p2AlCJ-1Xi0 via @NESN

Rich Levine

Playoff Rondo would still rather stick his hand in a ceiling fan than draw a foul around the hoop.

Gary Washburn

Rajon Rondo during the #celtics 2012 run to Game 7 of the ECF: 21 games, 17.3 ppg, 11.9 apg, 69.6% FT, 49.1% on 2-point shots.

Paul Flannery

Haha, Sweetchuck getting some camera time.

Rich Levine

Josh Smith just pulled the chair on Dirk and now everyone is depressed.

Jared Weiss

Hannibal Burress with some lethal #Celtics jokes tonight @ The Wilbur instagram.com/p/1o4GBUp_hK/

Jared Weiss

Jibberish rap gjhbgjh gjhbgjh GOT A CHICKEN DICK @ The Wilbur instagram.com/p/1o35Gkp_gw/

Gary Washburn

We've seen Playoff Pierce today. Are we going to see Playoff Rondo? #formerceltics

Rich Levine

Nailed it http://t.co/cO8pImozXE

Jessica Camerato

If Rose had been healthy the whole time ...

Kristina Leahy

You don't need hair to do hair. Look out Kim, @Akbar_Gbaja is coming for your job! instagram.com/p/1opMn2wH_d/

Jessica Camerato

Los Bulls y Bucks ganaron esta temporada sin Rose y Parker. Los dos equipos competirán en esta serie.

Jessica Camerato

#Bulls finished 3rd in spite of Derrick Rose's injuries. #Bucks finished 6th without Jabari Parker. Both teams know what it means to fight.

Emily Austen

Happy 11th Birthday to this handsome man, Tucker!!! 🐶🐾🍦🍻🎂🎉🎈 mbeerisano instagram.com/p/1omSUwurZw/

Jessica Camerato

Playoff Joakim Noah vs. Playoff Zaza Pachulia. Yes please.

Gary Washburn

Welcome to Cleveland. #Celtics #Yankees http://t.co/j1G6qD6aZJ

Jessica Camerato

Many of the #Bucks I spoke to credit Kidd for setting the tone early into training camp.

Jessica Camerato

The #Bucks are ready for the playoffs and explain why: bit.ly/1E5P36N #NBA #Bulls

Rich Levine

Love the mystique surrounding the potential return of Playoff Rondo. We'll know if it's for real less than two minutes into the game.

Tom Halzack

Bird, Vogel don't see a role for Roy Hibbert next year. probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/04/17/sou…

Tom Halzack

Roy Hibbert is a completely different case but....does Roy just need the right situation like.... Evan Turner did? Doesn't fit Pacer's plans

Paul Flannery

The Warriors could pull a 'fo 'fo 'fo 'fo and people would still be questioning if they're really this good.

Steve Bulpett

From today's Herald, LeBron: "There will be no overlooking Boston. No matter what the records are." bit.ly/1CYthw0

Jessica Camerato

“I didn’t have any disabilities when it came to basketball. That’s why I liked it so much.” - Evan Turner bit.ly/1yCPQKw

Marc D'Amico

The Celtics feel like they're familiar with the Cavs, and that they'll need to absorb an initial surge on Sunday: on.nba.com/1DwwHsi

A. Sherrod Blakely

After seeing this, all I could think of was Toronto ... You ain't winning today. Once again #oldmanstrength wins. http://t.co/mX8ZIcnwL9

Jared Weiss

Brad Stevens on Boston #Celtics approach to Cleveland #Cavs in #NBAPlayoffs 1st Round: youtu.be/4hWnkbZ8oI8?a via @YouTube

Rich Levine

Bad news: No Ed Malloy on today's schedule, so the Celtics have a 1-in-4 chance of putting up with that mess tomorrow.

Jared Weiss

Here is the YouTube playlist for our #Celtics vs #Cavs preview coverage. Get all the interviews and Garden Reports: youtu.be/mrYdZqRGaXo?a

Jared Weiss

Breaking down the #Celtics vs #Cavs Game 1 matchup tomorrow with @ZackCoxNESN at C's practice on @TheGardenReport youtu.be/mrYdZqRGaXo?a

Ben Rohrbach

So maybe the Pelicans won't make this a series?

Jared Weiss

Jonas Jerebko on the #Celtics being the underdog vs. #Cavs: youtu.be/iUa6vOZBfn8?a via @YouTube

Chris Forsberg

In Brad they trust (es.pn/1EekLin) http://t.co/bp0AaofGsW

Rich Levine

Imagine Westbrook watching this game on the couch while eating a bag of rocks.

Steve Bulpett

Pierce did same as Mike Bibby in '08: Rile opponent's crowd, taking the pressure on himself and off younger teammates.

Kristina Leahy

Paul Pierce giving the 6 some woes!

Jared Weiss

Boston #Celtics vs Cleveland #Cavs Game 1 Preview from Celtics Practice Facility - Garden Report: youtu.be/mrYdZqRGaXo?a via @YouTube

Jay King

No surprise, but Isaiah Thomas is pumped for the big stage. He also thinks Cs can steal one in Cleveland. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Paul Flannery

That was a foul on Porter.

Paul Flannery

Come up with something, anything

Paul Flannery

Right down to the typo in his name

Paul Flannery

That's basically Grevies

Ben Rohrbach

I think we need another 20 minutes on this review.

Jay King

How does Stevens, an NBA playoff rookie himself, keep young Cs from going 100 MPH in their postseason debuts? "They might. I won't be."

Ben Rohrbach

I like how Vasquez did the ol' "let the ball roll to save time" move, except it doesn't really work when the clock is already running.

Jay King

Brad Stevens: "They have a bigger margin (for error). And that's OK." masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Adam Himmelsbach

Isaiah Thomas on facing the Cavs in the playoffs: "It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. The whole world is watching."

Rich Levine

When Pierce said he's retiring next year, he meant just from the regular season. Will dominate the playoffs for at least another decade.

Jay King

Man, Toronto must really hate Paul Pierce right about now.

Paul Flannery

Now you just made him mad, Raptors

Adam Himmelsbach

Brad Stevens: "You have to play with urgency, you have to play with grit, you have to play with toughness."

Sean Grande

So, Mass Pike pretty backed up right now. Why they teach you "jackknife" in traffic reporter school. http://t.co/cDQJh9Qf86

Jay King

The Celtics know they aren't as talented as the Cavs, and they're embracing it. Really, they have no other choice. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Gary Washburn

When asked if he had same feelings about the #Celtics as he did during previous playoff wars, LeBron said: "Yeah I got the same feelings."

Adam Himmelsbach

Brad Stevens taking the stay-cool approach: "It's just practice and getting ready to play a game. It's not rocket science or brain surgery."

Jessica Camerato

Is that thing happening again where people doubt Paul Pierce in the playoffs? That usually turns out well.

Jessica Camerato

Inside look at Steph Curry, in the words of someone who knows him best: es.pn/1yssI16

Tom Halzack

So, I'm guessing that if Isaiah Thomas isn't scoring well, other teams posting him will get spotlighted. Hasn't happened very often, though.

Rich Levine

He's not John Wall, but Marcus Smart is one of them. twitter.com/sbnationnba/st…

Jay King

Enjoyed this quote from Brad Stevens on playoff experience: http://t.co/j5i0SrllkY

Emily Austen

So excited (and jealous!!!) for everyone running the #BostonMarathon this year. Picking up your… instagram.com/p/1n2Qbmurcy/

Chris Forsberg

Isaiah Thomas: “I’m excited. I’m ready for Game 1 tomorrow. And to quit practicing — I want to get out and play."

Gary Dzen

Nice day for some @FirestoneWalker Easy Jack. My latest @bostonglobe #99Bottles review: ow.ly/LIUoB http://t.co/oKvlQoGo3p

Scott Souza

#Celtics Isaiah Thomas: Everyone probably thinks we're going to get swept. But we're ready to go war with each other.

Marc D'Amico

Thomas: "Everybody's probably thinking we're gonna get swept. We worry what we can do and not what anyone else says." http://t.co/TsBOq9912E

Marc D'Amico

Thomas on playoffs: "It's what you dream of as a little boy, to play in the playoffs on the big stage." http://t.co/1vpSqsOoNQ

Marc D'Amico

Zeller on what team learned from playing Cavs recently: "You see their actions, how they run pick & roll, get a feel for what they do."

Jay King

Has Zeller gotten rid of his Cavs gear? "I got rid of that really quick." Gave it to his mom and she discarded it.

Marc D'Amico

Zeller on playing for Cavs: "That does seem like a long time ago. The team has changed so much, but I do have some familiarity with them."

Jay King

Jerebko: being the underdog is always fun. ... We're very confident

Marc D'Amico

Jerebko: "We all have to be at the top of our game to accomplish what we want to accomplish. It's a team effort and we're ready for it."

Scott Souza

Maybe it's his "Hoosiers" roots but listening to #Celtics coach Brad Stevems expect him to measure 10-foot rims for C's in Cleveland Sunday.

Marc D'Amico

Jerebko: "We played them in the last couple weeks & we finished the season strong. It's fun being the underdog. We have a great opportunity.

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens has continually lauded LeBron James as "best player" & #Cavaliers as "best team" #PuttingPressureOnCavs

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Against the best of the best, all you want to do is give yourself a chance.

Marc D'Amico

Stevens: "They're excited for the opportunity. You have to balance urgency with a belief & confidence...we expect (Cleveland) to play well."

Steve Bulpett

High school bowling All-Stars in today's Cleveland Plain Dealer. Love it... but it'd be more impressive if it were candlepins.