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Celtics 107, Nets 94

Celtics crank it up

Rondo-led press takes care of Nets

Maybe the Celtics needed the distractions of what coach Doc Rivers calls “silly season’’ trade rumors to get them to focus.

The Celtics’ 107-94 victory over the New Jersey Nets last night was their third in succession. But this was one of the first times in this post-All-Star break week that the Celtics concentrated effectively enough to limit their turnovers, dominate an opponent they should dominate, and follow through to the end.

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