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Outcompeting foes is Celtics’ hard-and-fast rule

NBA coaches often give brief assessments of the opposing team during pregame media interviews, and before almost every Celtics game, the assessment has been identical.

“This team plays as hard as any team in the NBA,” Indiana coach Frank Vogel said Sunday.

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