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Celtics lose in Brad Stevens’ preseason debut

Brad Stevens arrived at TD Garden around 2:30 p.m. Monday, five hours prior to the scheduled tipoff for the Celtics’ preseason game against Toronto.

Then on theday of his NBA debut, Stevens, the league’s youngest coach (36) and the newest leader of its most championship-rich franchise, walked onto the empty arena’s fabled parquet and looked around.

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