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Celtics Blow Big Lead But Hold Off Wizards
Celtics Blow Big Lead But Hold Off Wizards

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics are still blowing leads at a rather alarming rate. The difference now is that they are actually starting to hang on and win. "We're growing. It shows that we're growing," Boston guard Rajon Rondo said after his team blew all but one point of a 25-point lead but held on for a 101-93 victory over former Celtics captain Paul Pierce and his Washington Wizards on Sunday. "In the past ... we blew the leads, we lost the games, but today when they made the run to (come back) ... we stayed solid and we stayed confident and we made plays." The win, coming in the first half of a home-and-home set that shifts to...

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