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Celtics' hands aren't on panic button

No need for hobbling Green to worry over Thursday's loss to Lakers

Updated: February 11, 2011, 2:20 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Before the Boston Celtics took the floor Thursday night, Delonte West made a final plea with the team's training staff to be cleared to play. Just one day after participating in his first full-contact practice since fracturing his right wrist in late November, West lobbied hard for clearance to suit up.

In a simpler time -- say 11 days ago, when the Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers first met -- these decisions would have been simple. West would have immediately been told no, and ...

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