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Off to an amazing start, can the Celtics contend for a championship?

7:00 AM ET Since losing their first two games in the 24 hours after seeing All-Star newcomer Gordon Hayward suffer a horrific ankle dislocation and fractured tibia on opening night, the Boston Celtics have ripped off 12 consecutive wins to hold the NBA’s best record at 12-2. Despite more bad luck in terms of injuries with stars Al Horford (concussion) and Kyrie Irving (facial fracture) missing time, Boston has relied on the league’s best defense and a series of timely comebacks to keep on winning. While the 70-win season the ...

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Hawks receiving harsh tutorial on what it takes to contend in East

6:46 PM ET Ohm YoungmisukESPN Staff Writer Close Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.Follow him on Twitter »  Ohm’s chat archive » print ATLANTA –- Mike Budenholzer’s voice is already deep and raspy. But on Saturday, the Atlanta Hawks coach sounded extra scratchy and gravelly. This is ...

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