Celtics' starts are startling

The past three seasons have had historic beginnings

Updated: November 13, 2009, 12:07 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Research

Evaluating a team by the opening months of a season is a bit like judging a book by its cover -- and the table of contents. Maybe the dedication, too.

Only so much can be concluded from how a team plays in the first two months of a season. But this much is clear. Since Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were acquired in 2007, the Celtics have unequivocally dominated out of the gates.

Off to a third straight hot start, it's now fair to call the Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett/Ray Allen-era Celtics ...

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