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'No Doubt, Tempers Are Going To Flare Again': Celtics, Wizards Set For Heated Playoff Series05:27
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas drives to the basket against the Wizards in March. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas drives to the basket against the Wizards in March. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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The Boston Celtics move to the second round of the NBA Playoffs Sunday afternoon, hosting the Washington Wizards for Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Put simply, these two teams just don't care all that much for each other.

In the past, the Wizards have accused the Celtics of playing dirty. That's separate from a January game in Washington where the Wizards wore "funeral attire" — all black — to show how serious they were to face the C's.

WBUR's Sports and Society Reporter Shira Springer joined Weekend Edition Sunday to discuss the current Wizards-Celtics series and how the Celtics came back to win the first playoff round against the Chicago Bulls.

This segment aired on April 30, 2017.

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