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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Joe Johnson knew what the Hawks were up against.
 



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Marquis Daniels and Shelden Williams want to move forward this season with the Celtics.



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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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