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Gregg Popovich urges Celtics to be patient

SAN ANTONIO — Gregg Popovich offered a guarantee Wednesday, saying that the Celtics will have success if they remain patient during the rebuilding process under new coach Brad Stevens.

Popovich, the veteran Spurs coach, offered nothing but praise for Stevens before the teams faced off at the AT&T Center, a game won by San Antonio, 104-93, saying that he even studied Stevens’s Butler teams.

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