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All boats rising in Atlantic

Knicks, Nets and 76ers could threaten Celtics' stranglehold on division title

Updated: October 6, 2012, 8:25 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

There's a lot of noise coming out of both teams in New York City. (Big surprise, huh?) There's also optimism in Philadelphia.

So is the Boston Celtics' recent, Secretariat-at-the-Belmont domination of the Atlantic Division over the past half-decade in jeopardy?

"The Knicks are going to be better, because they're going to have a whole season under one system," coach Doc Rivers said. "The Nets have improved. Philadelphia has [Andrew] Bynum. Our division got a lot tougher."

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