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Celtics’ progress has been outstanding

The Celtics finished their work night — a 108-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden — percentage points ahead of the Toronto Raptors in first place in the Atlantic Division, a position they never expected to occupy after 20 games.

The season is 25 percent over and what we know about these Celtics is they play admirably hard under their new coach. They are prone to mental lapses and turnovers. They are inconsistent.

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