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Breaking down Celtics vs. Heat

Updated: May 1, 2011, 10:23 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg and Kevin Arnovitz | ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI --- We could have held this back and forth about six months ago. After all, everyone knew it would come to this. But just to be safe we endured an 82-game regular season and some perfunctory first-round triumphs and now, 188 days after the Celtics and Heat met to tip-off the 2010-11 NBA season, the two teams joust again in hopes of being one of the final two teams playing when the season ends in June.

After a half-week of dizzying hype, Sunday's Game 1 (3:30 p.m, ABC) is nearly upon ...

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