Boston Celtics: 5 Reasons Why They Pulled Out a Win on Opening Night

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Boston Celtics: 5 Reasons Why They Pulled Out a Win on Opening Night
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Well, it's official: The Boston Celtics grabbed a big win on Opening Night against the highly-touted and possibly over-hyped Miami Heat. The Celtics led by as many as 19 in the first half, before LeBron led the Heat back to within three late in the fourth quarter. On the back of a Ray Allen three-pointer and two clutch Paul Pierce free throws, the Celtics held on late to win 88-80 at TD Garden. Of course, the late plays are what sealed the deal, but what was that put the Celtics in a position to win from the beginning? Here we'll take a look at why the Celtics were able to start the 2010-11 season with a win.

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