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Sports

Bob Ryan

This time, Celtics couldn’t close it out

Guess what? The Celtics couldn’t impose their will on the 76ers.

It was all set up for a rousing comeback victory that would have vindicated the prevailing theory that if it turns out to be a close game, well, of course, the wily, ring-laden Celtics will prevail. Isn’t that what happened in Game 1?

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