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Yes, it's time to worry, folks

It's nine games into the season and the Celtics look old, slow and sloppy

Updated: January 12, 2012, 7:16 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Sure it's only January, but feel free to be officially concerned about where these Boston Celtics are headed.

Their coach is. After watching his team roll over to a flawed Dallas Mavericks team at the TD Garden on Wednesday to drop to a game under .500, Doc Rivers plainly spelled out the Celtics' disturbing deficiencies.

There were subtle, less-tangible issues, among them a malaise that permeated the lineup (with the pointed exception of Rajon Rondo and Michael ...

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