Too much of a good thing?
For the soaring Celtics, the waiting might be the hardest part
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Can too much rest be a bad thing? Allow Jermaine O'Neal to provide the cautionary tale (while drudging up a few bad memories for Boston Celtics fans).
It was April of 2004 and the Indiana Pacers, fresh off compiling an NBA-best 61-21 record, had earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference and a first-round matchup with the eighth-seeded Celtics, who limped into the playoffs with a mere 36-46 record in Jim O'Brien's final season.
Indiana proceeded to obliterate ...
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