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Celtics' experience doesn't pay

Poor late-game execution costs Boston in Game 2 against Sixers

Updated: May 15, 2012, 8:13 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- After the Boston Celtics kicked away a chance to win Game 5 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Hawks in Atlanta last week, coach Doc Rivers re-emphasized to his team the importance of late-game execution.

"End-of-the-game execution is going to win or lose playoff games for you," Rivers said that night.

His words have rung true over the first two games of the Celtics' Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Philadelphia 76ers. And, much ...

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