Savvy Pistons lure Celtics into a foul finish
BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett wasn't afraid to come out afterward and state exactly what this game was: a measuring stick.
And one measure of how good the new and improved Boston Celtics are was gleaned by listening to Chauncey Billups afterward.
"That is an elite team," Billups said.
Elite, maybe, but not elite enough to measure up to the franchise that has been the class of the Eastern Conference for the better part of the decade.
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