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Celtics faced with revamped Magic

Boston must prepare from scratch for Christmas Day game against Orlando

Updated: December 25, 2010, 1:10 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

The cachet of playing on network television on Christmas Day, supposedly, is that your mere presence reflects that you are a good team that will draw viewers and interest. That's the thinking, anyway, when the schedule makers emerge from their smoke-filled room in the summer and announce the national TV schedule.

The Boston Celtics have held up their end of the deal. They've won 14 in a row and 23 of their past 27. Their Christmas opponent, the Orlando Magic, have held up their end, as well, ...

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