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Celtics do in Doug C.

Sixers coach Collins' pregame ploy backfires as Boston's old dogs bite back

Updated: December 9, 2012, 2:44 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Poor Doug Collins. All that research for nothing.

The Philadelphia 76ers coach must have spent much of his Saturday morning combing through Basketball-Reference.com, totaling up all the regular-season and playoff minutes logged by Boston's veteran core. All with the goal of inspiring his team by showcasing just how tired the high-mileage Boston Celtics would be on the second night of a back-to-back, particularly coming off an overtime loss to youthful Philadelphia on Friday.

Instead, ...

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