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Why the Celtics won't quit

With Stevens still coaching with passion and purpose, the players follow his lead

Updated: March 4, 2014, 11:28 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- These transitioning Boston Celtics have put a premium on players who operate with a desire to compete and understand the significance of putting on the uniform.

It's why Chris Babb is on the bench, fighting to earn every penny of a 10-day contract that will pay him roughly $46,000. And it's why Keith Bogans was sent home to finish collecting $5.1 million in guaranteed salary.

The Celtics understand the situation they are in. The team is 20-40 entering ...

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