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Celtics say their heads are straight

Doc Rivers' call for tougher approach seems to have been received by his team

Updated: December 5, 2012, 1:59 AM ET
By Greg Payne | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- With a 9-8 record, the Boston Celtics own their fair share of problems, whether it be pick-and-roll defense, inconsistent rebounding or an inability to finish quarters or halves the way they would like to.

But for all of the tangible, on-court issues Boston has battled, the mental aspect of the game has come into greater focus ever since their skirmish last Wednesday with the Brooklyn Nets, during which Rajon Rondo shoved Kris Humphries after he fouled Kevin Garnett ...

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