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SportsPulse: Who said the NBA playoffs was predictable? Day one was anything but and USA TODAY’s Martin Rogers breaks it all down. USA TODAY

The Boston Celtics have turned the corner so many times this season they’ve walked around the block over and over again.

What the Celtics deliver in the playoffs remains a guess. It could be a first-round exit against Indiana. It could be an NBA finalist. The fourth-seeded Celtics (49-33) showed this season that both scenarios are plausible.

There’s the team that went 14-4 just after the new year, and there’s the team that went 8-11 in late February through late March.

There are wins over Golden State, Philadelphia

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