Originally written on Celtics Town  |  Last updated 11/11/14
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Ryan Hollins resembled a superstar, E’Twaun Moore tickled the nets and Rajon Rondo officially became the first Celtics point guard to lead the NBA in assists since Bob Cousy in 1960, but Boston’s regular season-concluding victory against the Milwaukee Bucks was most important for one takeaway: The injured Celtics, with the exception of Ray Allen, are healthy.

Professional basketball in its purest form returned to the TD Garden Thursday night, two days after The Sasha Pavlovic Show ruled the parquet floor. Rondo finished the first half with a cool dozen assists, Kevin Garnett looked like Kevin Garnett, Mickael Pietrus showed yet again the ability to contribute immediately after a long layoff, and Paul Pierce, who briefly left with what was called a sprained toe, returned to the floor to demonstrate playoff-ready form.

The Celtics finished the regular season with a better post-All Star break record than any other NBA squad; for whatever it’s worth, I have more confidence in the Celtics entering the playoffs this season than I have since the title year.

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