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Don't panic yet, but Celtics' inability to close out Orlando a concern

Updated: May 25, 2010, 2:17 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- One of my favorite moments covering the NBA came back in the 1980s at the old Boston Garden. The very, very good Boston Celtics hosted the very, very bad Utah Jazz. The Celtics won, handily. And as he came out of the locker room to address the media after the game, Jazz coach Frank Layden said, "What? You expected us to win?"

I reference that anecdote after the Celtics blew an opportunity to eliminate the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference finals, denying them at least ...

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