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Celtics, Heat resume legit rivalry

On Tuesday they'll get an early look at which team has the upper hand in the East

Updated: December 28, 2011, 1:17 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

One game does not a rivalry make.

So as entertaining, intense and chippy as Sunday's Celtics-Knicks battle was to usher in the 2011-12 season on Christmas, that's not a rivalry again quite yet. Let's see the Knicks win the Atlantic Division or a playoff series against Boston before we give it anything more than an enmity tag, considering how long it's been since both teams were legitimate contenders in the same season.

Now, Celtics-Heat? Yeah, that's got the "R" word written all ...

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