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Bradley-Lee backcourt trumps Kings

New-look guard combo's stifling defense helps Celtics click without Rondo

Updated: January 31, 2013, 2:31 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Much of the spotlight following Boston Celtics' 99-81 triumph over the Sacramento Kings will fall on how the Rajon Rondo-less Celtics shots 53.4 percent from the floor, put six players in double figures and used a lights-out second quarter to emerge with a quality triumph in the first honest-to-goodness game since their star point guard was diagnosed with a season-ending ACL tear.

But here's the catch: The Kings are a brutal defensive team and Boston shouldn't get overly excited ...

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