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Celtics the best, and getting better

Once Doc gets his bench intact, Boston will be increasingly tough to beat

Updated: February 1, 2011, 11:46 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

The San Antonio Spurs have far and away the best record in basketball, but don't be deceived. The Boston Celtics are far and away the best team in basketball as the calendar flips to February.

After Boston's 109-96 thumping of the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at the Staples Center, there can be no argument. The Celtics wrapped up the month of January with a glossy 5-1 record against teams with records better than .500, including a 105-103 triumph over those very Spurs (which, if not for ...

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