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Celtics turn to defense in nick of time

Updated: April 19, 2011, 3:07 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Boston Celtics tightened up their defense against the New York Knicks in the second half of Sunday's Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series solely through effort. But no amount of desire seemed to help them slow down Amare Stoudemire.

After the Knicks were limited to only five third-quarter field goals, Stoudemire connected on six of seven attempts over the first 9:13 of the final period, pretty much single-handedly fending off all of Boston's advances. ...

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