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Beaten Celtics say they'll be back

But younger, more athletic Heat will present major challenge for years to come

Updated: May 12, 2011, 10:23 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI -- They hung on the ropes like a valiant heavyweight fighter, staggering to their corner after absorbing blow after blow, only to regroup and come out again with some counterpunches of their own.

The Boston Celtics once again proved their resiliency and their guile, but as time ticked away in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and the score remained tight, you knew what the outcome would be against a younger, more athletic opponent playing at home that features the player ...

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