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Celtics' late-game magic runs out

Orlando made the plays when it counted, ending Boston's 14-game win streak

Updated: December 26, 2010, 9:03 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Celtics closed out practice Tuesday doing five-on-five half-court work and, on the final play, the green-clad starters cranked up their intensity a few notches and created a defensive stand that left the white-clad reserves, who had been competitive to that point, paralyzed offensively.

"The first unit knows that, whenever they want to, if they up their pressure, they can take the second unit out of anything they want to run," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said later.

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