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There’s a large tribe of Celtics fans who want their team to tank for a lottery pick.
Those fans had to be smiling when they learned who the Celtics kept sidelined Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden.
Starting forward Jared Sullinger missed his third straight game with a concussion after being elbowed in the head late in the Celtics’ Feb. 21 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Starting guard Avery Bradley missed his seventh straight game with a sprained ankle.
Top reserve forward Kelly Olynyk sat out with a sprained toe that Stevens said Olynyk suffered in the Celtics’ loss Feb. 22 at Sacramento.