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Celtics gave everything they had and still lost

MIAMI - The Celtics have every right to be angry after their 115-111 loss to the Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

They played with a fury and passion not seen for this entire postseason. They played hard, really hard. They dived for loose balls, chased down rebounds, and battled Dwyane Wade most of the night. Rajon Rondo scored a career-best 44 points and still, they came up with nothing besides pride for a valiant effort.

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