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Christopher L. Gasper

Celtics building for the playoffs

This Celtics win was like Doc Rivers’s green-ink-stained hand in his postgame news conference — necessarily messy.

Now is not the time to be shortsighted and ruminate over mistakes in December games. It’s the time to pull out the basketball binoculars and take the long view.

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