Playoffs still a possibility for Celtics

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WALTHAM — Playoffs?

As wild as it sounds, the Celtics, less-than-proud owners of the fourth-worst record in the NBA, still have postseason-in-the-sky dreams, even during a campaign when most of their fans have accepted that management has its eyes set on a lottery pick.

“The East schedule isn’t that crazy, so a couple of games where we can string some wins together, you never know,” point guard Rajon Rondo said after practice Tuesday.

While the development of young players and the collection of assets to help speed along the rebuilding process are more realistic goals, the Celtics are also well aware that, even in the midst of one of the worst seasons in franchise history, reaching the playoffs isn’t as outlandish a possibility as it seems.

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