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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Roger Goodell said on ESPN Radio that "of course" the NFL would pick up the phone if Tom Brady's representatives called to discuss a settlement to Deflategate. But he gave no indication the league would budge from its four-game suspension.

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Crowder covered in defenders and still slams (0:17)
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Cold Hard Facts: Round 2 of the NFL Draft (1:36)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas: "I ride with these guys until the wheels fall off. This is a special group. Hopefully we can all stick together and have something special in the future. I love those guys in the locker room. Hopefully we can keep this together."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas with red eyes at podium. Seems emotional with end of season.

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Hawks finish off Celtics with Game 6 win (1:54)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks beat Celtics 104-92 to clinch series 4-2. The ViewFromVegas is they also covered as 3-point road favorites and the game stayed under 198.5 as both teams dribbled out last possessions. The Westgate SuperBook had the Hawks as -165 series favorites before the playoffs started.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks 104, Celtics 92: A season in which Boston won 48 games and challenged for a top seed in the Eastern Conference ends with a Game 6 loss to the Hawks. A first-round playoff exit will sting, even if Boston was never long for the postseason. The future is bright, particularly if the pingpong balls bounce Boston's way on May 17. The team has its current core under control, but has the cap space for a bigger summer overhaul. It's now up to Danny Ainge and his staff to build a roster capable of competing for a bigger prize.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics won't go quietly. Despite trailing by as much as 28, Boston rallied within 12 with 3:16 to play. As was often the case in this series, the team might have simply dug itself too big of a hole to claw itself out.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta has been terrific and deserves to advance but I'm disappointed we didn't get to see the competitive series I think this would have been with a healthy Avery Bradley.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Just when Celtics look like they're making a dent into Hawks' lead, slicing a 22-point deficit to 14, Atlanta scores last seven points of third. Boston surrendered an alley-oop layup, Marcus Smart had a very bad turnover and Jared Sullinger was called for a bad offensive foul setting a screen in the backcourt on Dennis Schroder to help Atlanta take 80-59 lead into fourth.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks 78, Celtics 59 (end 3rd): Twelve minutes to go in Boston's season. Celtics could never sustain a third-quarter charge. Boston shooting only 32.4 percent; Hawks at 52.5 percent.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics trim 20-point deficit to 16. Mike Budenholzer calls timeout to calm crowd down and settle Hawks. Atlanta better not fall in love taking three-pointers while trying to hold onto lead. Hawks, who have had trouble holding onto leads, have been good attacking this quarter.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas got hit by a Hawks' hand to head on drive with no call. Thomas immediately yelled at ref and drew a technical. Hawks up 59-41 with 7:17 left. Danger zone time for Boston.

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