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Out-of-bounds plays are a Brad Stevens specialty

How effective a team is at scoring off of an out-of-bounds play often gets lost in the shuffle, unless one of those plays ends up leading to a game-winning shot, as it did for the Celtics in their thrilling last-second win against the Miami Heat Saturday night.

Before the Celtics lost to Charlotte, 89-83, Wednesday night at TD Garden, coach Brad Stevens downplayed how much emphasis he puts on those kinds of plays.

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