Emotional Celts cope with losing Perk

After 'family member' traded, team falls in Denver on 'tough day to play basketball'

Updated: February 25, 2011, 2:02 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

DENVER -- It was likely just a coincidence, but as members of the Boston Celtics made their way to the team bus after Thursday's loss to the Denver Nuggets, many of the players were clad in black, as if coming from a funeral.

From Paul Pierce's button-down shirt to Doc Rivers' sweater to Kevin Garnett's overcoat, the dark colors were hard to miss on a day the Celtics said goodbye to a brother.

Just hours after Boston completed three deals as part of a roster overhaul, the most noteworthy ...

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