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Celtics beat Bucks 112-96 in Game 7, advance to play 76ers

Terry Rozier and Eric Bledsoe spent seven games trash-talking through the media and pretending not to know each other's names.

When it was over, they gave each other a quick hug — and a smile.

"Just respect," Rozier said after scoring a career playoff high 26 points in Game 7 against Bledsoe's Bucks on Saturday night to help the Celtics beat Milwaukee 112-96 and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second straight year.

"You've got two guys that want to win, two chippy guys, two short point guards," Rozier said. "We were just out there having fun. If it takes for us to go back and forth, jawing back and forth to battle,...

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