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Celtics playing with a purpose

No. 2 playoff seed, home-court advantage become priorities for Boston

Updated: April 9, 2011, 2:27 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- If the Boston Celtics had taken care of business in the nation's capital back in January, then maybe Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett could have kicked back on the sideline Friday night and simply watched as the Washington Wizards made things uncomfortably close in the fourth quarter of Friday's tilt at the TD Garden.

But Boston has made things difficult on itself this season -- not just with its own inconsistent play over the final month of the season, but by letting winnable games ...

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