Odds & ends: The 2-2 split
* The home teams in Game 5 of a series tied at 2 emerged with the win in 76.5 percent (124-38) of all those series entering the 2012 playoffs.
* Since the NBA expanded to the 16-team postseason format, the Game 5 winner in a series previously tied at 2 went on to advance 83.3 percent of the time (135-27) in past seasons.
* The Celtics haven't lost consecutive home playoff games since the 2005 season (Indiana defeated host Boston in Games 2, 5, and 7 of that series).
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