With the league’s best record and the club’s first-ever Atlantic Division title, the Celtics D-League affiliate Maine Red Claws hoped for a long playoff run in 2015. They faced the defending champion Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the first-round playoff series. After a heartbreaking Game 1 loss in overtime, the Red Claws stayed hungry for the second game at home. Maine fans received red and white rally towels ahead of the contest to cheer on the Claws. Despite a furious rally to cut a 16-point second-half deficit to two, the Red Claws ultimately lost to Mad Ants, 121-111.
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