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Havlicek offers inspiration for Celtics

Current squad is reminiscent of 1969 team that overcame 2-0 playoff series deficit

Updated: May 6, 2011, 3:32 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- If you believe Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, it wasn't a planned visit. Celtics legend John Havlicek, he of eight world title victories, simply happened to be in the neighborhood near Boston's practice facility at the Sports Authority Training Center at HealthPoint on Thursday and decided to drop in after his favorite team dropped its first two games of an Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat.

The fact that Havlicek was part of the 1969 championship ...

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