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Celtics’ playoff scenarios: First round opponent watch

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The waiting game continues for the Celtics as we enter the final three days of the regular season, with three potential first-round opponents still in play. Currently, the Bucks and Heat are tied for the No. 6 seed with a 43-37, but the Heat hold the head-to-head tiebreaker which pushes the Bucks to the No. 7 spot for the time being. The Wizards are all alone in eighth place, a game behind Miami and Milwaukee with a 42-38 record after dropping their last four games.

What is on the line Monday night? Could the Celtics have an answer for their first-round opponent by the time the night ends? Not quite, but one team could be eliminated from the mix. Let's break down the latest scenarios: