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They are the team that does not fold. They stare halftime deficits in the face and laugh, knowing that they can more than make up the difference in the second half. They know they simply need to flip the switch, turn up their intensity and leave their opponent flustered, opening the way for another playoff victory. The Celtics brought that pedigree into their first-round playoff series, but after two games in New York it is the Knicks that have stormed back after clamping down defensively in ways that previous editions of that team never could. In a display of matinee mediocrity, the Celtics fell apart in Game 1, shooting 25 percent from the field in the second half and mustering a grand total of eight points in the fourth quarter. Everyone said they could not possibly be worse than that in Game 2. They tried. With Jordan Crawford spearheading the assault on the structural integrity of the rims at Madison Square Garden, the Celtics shot 19 percent from the field — seriously, 19 perc...
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