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NBA Game Previews for Tue, April 14
Raptors at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. ET -- The AP reports: Tyler Zeller wasn't thinking about the playoffs the way the Boston Celtics were playing 2 1/2 months ago, but that's exactly where they're headed.
A day after clinching a postseason berth, the Celtics look to keep charging toward the playoffs when they host the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
Boston was a season-worst 14 games under .500 and four games out of a playoff spot Feb. 2 but has since gone 22-12 to move into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. It clinched a playoff spot Monday with Brooklyn's 113-86 loss to Chicago.
Wizards at Pacers, 8 p.m. ET -- The Indiana Pacers are now in 8th place in the East, above the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat. If Indiana keeps winning, they're back in the playoffs. They face the Grizzlies in Memphis tomorrow.
Clippers at Suns, 10:30 p.m. ET -- The AP reports: For all the tiebreakers and playoff scenarios facing the Los Angeles Clippers, one outcome has already been determined.
The Clippers will start the postseason at home.
In their final contest before returning to Los Angeles to open the playoffs, the Clippers will face the Phoenix Suns, whose time in the playoff picture seems like a distant memory following a dismal stretch to end the season.
Los Angeles (55-26) beat Denver on Monday 110-103 for its sixth straight win and 13th in 14 games to remain in a tie for second place in the West with both Houston and San Antonio, and moved one game ahead of Memphis after the Grizzlies fell to Golden State.