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Celtics bounce Knicks for 1st preseason win

MANCHESTER, N.H. — After swallowing three straight preseason losses, Brad Stevens finally tasted his first NBA victory Saturday night, when the rookie Celtics coach saw his team rout the New York Knicks, 111-81, at the Verizon Wireless Arena.

“If I’m not going to count those last three, I’m not going to count this one, I guess,” the former Butler coach said with a smile and shrug.

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