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The Boston Celtics score at an historic pace

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The Celtics There was a little curiosity in this season. A shocking coaching change in late summer raised questions about how the team would respond without Ime Udoka, who won plaudits for turning Boston from a . 500 team in the middle of last year into Eastern Conference champion. There was also a surprising thrill to see if Boston could maintain its blazing pace from the second half of 2021-2022, when the Celts bulldozed a greenfield run through the entire league.

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Well, so far, Boston has allayed any qualms about taking a step back. C entered Wednesday going 11-3, good for first in the East, riding an NBA best seven-game winning streak heading into the game with the Hawks. And while last season’s club was praised for its impenetrable defense, this year’s Celtics are running teams off the ground for their offense.

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