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Title births a new generation of Celtics fans

At Mozart Park in Jamaica Plain, 15-year-old Max Ricci and 17-year-old Steven Porix did their best imitations of the Big Three, slashing to the bucket, pulling up for long-range jumpers, and posting in the paint.

On Washington Street in Roxbury, 13-year-old Rakeem Ifill clutched a basketball under his arm as he compared this year’s trio of stars - Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen - to the legends of the past - Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish.

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