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C's-Orlando a biggie on many levels

Injuries, revenge factor, playoff picture pump up Christmas Day matchup

Updated: December 24, 2009, 4:31 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Just another game? Just one of 82 regular-season contests?

Hardly. Even Ray Allen admitted there will be a playoff-like atmosphere when the Boston Celtics visit the Orlando Magic on Christmas Day (ABC, 2:30 p.m. ET).

Not only is this a matchup of the two top teams in the Eastern Conference, not only is it a nationally televised broadcast on perhaps the NBA's marquee day, but there are also leftover emotions from a memorable seven-game series in the Eastern ...

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