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Celtics know: Defense wins games

Despite 62 percent shooting, Boston allowed Raptors to hang around too long

Updated: November 28, 2009, 8:42 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The last time the Celtics shot 62.3 percent from the field, they left the Garden with a 36-point victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 26, 1988.

What's more, Boston led by 19 at halftime and by 34 after three quarters. If the old Garden had Gino -- and a JumboTron to highlight his smooth American Bandstand moves -- they could have cued it up while Artis "A-Train" Gilmore and Brad "Big Bird" Lohaus enjoyed some extended court time.

While the 2009-10 Celtics equaled that ...

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