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Celtics can’t keep giving up late leads

Now that the Celtics have proven capable of beating good NBA teams, expectations have risen and losses such as Saturday’s against the Wizards are more than disappointing. They’re crushing.

The Celtics led by 16 after one quarter, led by as many as 18 in the first half, and even led by 8 with six minutes left, but eventually lost, 106-99, at TD Garden.

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