Top-seeded Celtics carry expectations into playoff matchup with Bulls

BOSTON >> The Celtics' 17 NBA championship banners hang as daily reminders of the watermark for a successful season. So as much as fourth-year coach Brad Stevens would like to pat his team on the back for claiming the Eastern Conference's top seed, the chase for an 18th banner is all the focus he needs as his team prepares to face the eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.

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