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kings 118, celtics 96

Celtics clobbered by the Kings

Sacramento the latest to romp out West

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Celtics are turning into Motown Records in the late 1980s, living off the name and the reputation, but no longer producing those million-sellers.

The Celtics are no longer those formidable opponents who would step into opposing arena and win with skill, experience, and precision. Each game has turned into an embarrassment and this three-game road swing out West exposed them as perhaps a playoff pretender.

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