There are nights like this in the NBA sometimes.



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The two-hour practice was over and there was Rasheed Wallace, still on the court, working on his shot.



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There are two things you never apologize for in the NBA: Big-money contracts and wins of any kind.



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Kendrick Perkins never had an issue getting attention on the court. The only problem was, it wasn't always for the right reasons.



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In the NBA it never pays to look ahead, but it is sometimes instructive to look back. The Phoenix Suns came into the TD Garden Friday night licking their wounds after an embarrassing loss to the Orlando Magic Wednesday night.



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On Tuesday night, the Thunder forced the Lakers into overtime in an attempt to make a statement against the defending champions.



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This is how good it’s been for the Celtics this young season: They beat Philadelphia, on the road no less, by 31 points Tuesday night (105-74 — check out the game recap



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In the end, the Celtics got Rajon Rondo for somewhere between their price and Rondo’s reported price



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Once again, the spotlight shined on Rajon Rondo and his contract situation prior to Sunday’s game against the Hornets. Rondo's contract has been a focal point of the 2009-10 season.



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Whenever the Celtics and Hornets meet, the most headlined match up is that of point guards Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul.



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