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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks 20, Celtic 17 (end 1st): Jonas Jerebko carrying Boston early on both ends of the floor. He's got eight points and had a loud late-first quarter swat of Dennis Schroder. Celtics shooting a mere 29 percent (7 of 24). Kent Bazemore and Tim Hardaway Jr. with five points apiece.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jonas Jerebko barking at Dennis Schorder with a "Get that s— out" after the late first-quarter block.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston fans were so appreciative of seeing Bill Russell in attendance on the JumboTron that the Celtics showed Russell twice during same timeout. And Russell cracked a smile and waved after the second wave of cheers.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Russell on JumboTron.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Minutes after the NFL Draft began, the Patriots posted a picture of the back of Tom Brady's jersey on Instagram. The team's Twitter avatar is also the same picture of Brady's jersey. A coincidence or a subtle form of public protest on a night they don't have a first-round pick because of Deflategate penalties? The latter seems like a safe guess.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

During lineup introductions, Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas stands alone in corner and team points at him as he is called. Says it's his quiet time to reflect before game.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The crowd here at TD Garden was hyped way before tipoff with pregame video showing Celtics history. Fans sang latter part of national anthem in unison aloud.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics going big tonight: Bill Russell courtside for Game 6 vs. Hawks.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Rodriguez in the house at TD Garden for Hawks-Celtics Game 6.

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Goodell on Deflategate: Hopefully this is the end of it (2:07)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens on the loud atmosphere inside TD Garden for this year's playoff games: "I've said this many times, I've been so impressed ever since I've been here with the Celtics fans. You can clearly feel the energy levels increasing as the months go by and as the days go by with this group."

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All-Access playoff sounds of the game (2:01)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas is good to go after twisting his ankle in Game 5. "Today it was just as simple as a non-verbal thumb up. So he's fine. He's good to go; he's ready to roll."

Stats & Info

Winners aren't always first

If Jared Goff is selected first overall by the Los Angeles Rams, he will have the lowest win percentage of any QB selected with the top pick in the common draft era. Fellow Golden Bear Steve Bartkowski currently holds the mark.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Green-covered Garden.

Mike Reiss ESPN New England Patriots reporter 

Franchise greats Richard Seymour and Kevin Faulk will announce Patriots draft picks in rounds 2-3 on Friday night, as part of an overall NFL initiative.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitching matchups for Red Sox-Yankees this weekend: Friday: LHP Henry Owens (0-0, 8.10) vs. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 2.92) Saturday: RHP Rick Porcello (4-0, 3.51) vs. RHP Michael Pineda (1-2, 6.95) Sunday: LHP David Price (3-0, 5.76) vs. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (1-2, 4.38)

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