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PER Diem: March 12, 2009

Boston's lack of depth could cost the C's home-court advantage ... in the second round

Originally Published: March 12, 2009
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Last season, the Boston Celtics took maximum advantage of their ability to sign veteran players who had been cut loose by other teams, inking Sam Cassell and P.J. Brown just before the March 1 cutoff date to give their playoff run a huge boost. Brown proved vital at several junctures, most notably in the Celtics' Game 7 win over Cleveland, while Cassell's ability to handle the ball saved Eddie House from the ravages of Lindsey Hunter's ball pressure in the Detroit series.

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