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Celtics kept ball rolling on trip to Europe

MILAN — The Celtics return to normalcy Tuesday, back in Boston after their European journey. They have three more weeks to prepare for their season-opening showdown with the Miami Heat.

That preparation was made more important by a rather distasteful loss to Fenerbahce Ulker Friday in Istanbul, a 97-91 defeat that exposed the fact that even though the Celtics are laden with talent, if they are lackadaisical or lack focus they will be out-executed.

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