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The Celtics' historic win streak is not that big a deal to Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, writes Chris Sheridan.

Updated: December 24, 2008, 9:47 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com
BOSTON -- "Downplay," Kevin Garnett said. "Downplay is a terrible word."

Those were the words Garnett spoke to Paul Pierce as the two exited the postgame interview room and walked down the hallway, heading to a private Christmas party for the players' families in the Celtics' locker room.

The word "downplay" had been raised by yours truly after nearly 10 minutes of listening to Pierce and Garnett verbally shrug their shoulders at the magnitude of what they had just accomplished: defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 110-91 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to 19 games, the longest in franchise history.

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