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Friday, April 27, 2012
C's at Nos. 21, 22 in NBA Draft

By Chris Forsberg


The NBA broke ties regarding the order of the 2012 NBA draft on Friday, and the Boston Celtics are pegged for first-round picks No. 21 (their own) and No. 22 (via the Clippers). Boston is also slated for second-round pick No. 51.

The Clippers won a tiebreaker with Atlanta -- Boston's first-round playoff opponent -- earning the better first-round draft position. Boston acquired that pick in the deal that sent Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City in February 2011.