Originally written December 30, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Boston Celtics see a changing of the guard out west. Heck, they're contributing to it. They just hope things aren't blowing up in the East as well. Already missing injured Rajon Rondo, the perennial Eastern power might as well have been without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett as well in suffering a second consecutive non-Lakers-delivered humiliation in California on Saturday night. They fell 101-83 to a Golden State Warriors club that suddenly looks like a contender. "Oklahoma City, the Lakers ... they're still good teams," Celtics coach Doc Rivers analyzed of the Western landscape on the heels of falling to the Clippers and Warriors by a combined 47 points over a 48-hour stretch. "We just played two very confident teams. They're rolling." The Warriors, who Friday became a fourth Western 20-game winner inside the first 30 games of the young season, completed a Philadelphia-Boston sweep on back-to-back nights on the hom...
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