Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/5/12
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8 a.m. ET: A week ago, it seemed improbable that the Celtics would be here at all. Yet they are back in Miami with a chance to assume control in the Eastern Conference Finals after two straight wins to tie up the series. Rajon Rondo looks to continue what could be a defining series in his career. This could be the turning point when the young point guard officially takes the reins of the franchise from the Big Three. Of course, the Celtics still need to make it through the formidable Heat, who are reeling but still cannot be counted...

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