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Celtics take well-earned break

After dispatching of Magic, banged-up players have chance to get healthy

Updated: May 29, 2010, 7:55 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Had the Boston Celtics swept the Orlando Magic in the Eastern Conference finals, the Green would have been staring at an obscene nine-day break before the start of the NBA Finals.

That would have tied for the third-longest rest period in Finals history. And while history suggests no particular detriment to an extended break, the Celtics have struggled coming off large breaks so it's reasonable to wonder if that would have worked against them.

So when the Magic rallied for ...

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