Before the Celtics went on their four-game road trip the mood around the team was one of unease. What had happened to this once-dominant team that we had seen in early November?



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For years, San Antonio was a dreaded location for the Celtics. They simply could not win there.
 



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So maybe the problem for the Celtics the last few weeks was that they just needed to get out of town.



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For any opponent of the Miami Heat, the biggest task is stopping Dwyane Wade. He is capable of going off for 25, 30, even 40 points on any given night and can single-handedly win games.



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The box score is deceiving. The final score may look like an easy victory for the Celtics,, But Friday night's 116-103 win against the Raptors was an emotion-filled 48 minutes of basketball.



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Their 31-point victory over the 76ers earlier in the season clued the Celtics into what was in store on Wednesday night. They weren't expecting another blowout.



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It’s all about perspective these days for the Celtics.



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There are times for analysis, times for insight and then there are times when one should simply get out of the way and just let the coach call it.



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The start of the game looked familiar. The Celtics were outhustled on the boards. They struggled to find their groove behind the arc.



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Kevin Garnett was talking about defending the pick and roll Monday, which is the most essential play in basketball and one that has been giving the Celtics all kinds of trouble ever since



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