Found January 07, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Since training camp began, the Celtics have been trying to convince everybody of three things. First, that they are a deep team filled with talented, yet willing, role players who can defend like demons and compete with the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Second, that Jeff Green could be a difference-making factor in big games. And third, that they can only go as far as Rajon Rondo takes them. As Meatloaf sang, two out of three ain’t bad. With every Boston player providing at least one defensive highlight and Green giving the second unit an offensive boost to complement Paul Pierce‘s late-game excellence, the Celtics scored one of the defining wins of their season by beating the Knicks 102-96 on Monday. The Celtics ran their win streak to three games, all against contenders for the top four spots in the East, and they did it without Rondo. The Celtics’ point guard, who was the subject of so many preseason stories claiming he had reformed his ways, drew his second suspension of ...
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