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With six consecutive seasons of amazing playoff performances, since the Big Three comprising Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, and Kevin Garnett was created by the Boston Celtics, the team has failed to pass even through the first round of the playoffs. After some good performances in the previous years, this has been the team’s earliest exit ever from the playoffs of the Big Three era. A large number of Boston Celtics fans and basketball enthusiasts received a big blow when their team took an unexpected beating at the hands of the Knicks. Moreover, several people who love to wager on basketball or bet on sports did not stand a chance to win either through sports betting at www.wageronsports.com or any other betting websites. Betting lines, sports odds and all online sports wagering work in the same manner. The Celtics may be a team that deserved the bet America placed on them because of their never-say-die attitude, but clearly, they have lots of work to do in the off-season. It is time to...
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