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Putting The Past In The Past

I get the feeling that we are going to be hearing about this kind of stuff quite a bit.  The Celtics have been either bad or mediocre for so long, that we're bound to have places and teams that have given us a greater degree of trouble in the past.  This year, those hurdles won't seem quite so high.  Such was the case with Sacramento.

SACRAMENTO - The Celtics finally were able to crown the Kings last night in California's capital city.

Boston snapped an 11-game losing streak here with an ugly 89-69 victory. The Celtics improved to an NBA-best 23-3 and have won five straight games on the road. It was Boston's first win here since Feb. 16, 1996.

"My first win in Sacramento," said Paul Pierce, who is in his 10th year with the Celtics. "This is probably the only building I haven't won in during my entire NBA career. I got that off my back now."

The team already broke the San Antonio jinx last year (the highlight of the season by far) but most would agree that was a fluke.  This year, they will just be another test.

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