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Herald  Celtics control the tap    
Kevin Garnett comes through loud and clear   
Rajon Rondo drives home point     
Plenty of fight in Celtics   
Chauncey Billups looks back on starting point     
Paul Pierce leads by example    
Joe Dumars a proven winner    
Pistons put rust excuse to rest    
Lakers, Spurs set to renew rivalry    
Owner insists Cavaliers closer to title    
Bulls defy long odds    
Globe   Speeding ticket     
Series will be a grind all the way     
Allen spins his wheels, stuck in neutral     
Rondo silenced his heralded foe      
Brown gives his old town team its due    
Not tired subject to them    
Ryan, Shaughnessy on game 1     
Various articles from Globe Celtics blog  

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MetroWest Daily    Celtics 88, Pistons 79: Celtics deliver      
KG, Truth and Rondo the Big 3 on this night    Who Needs Rest? Energy, Momentum Carries Celtics in Game 1     
Post Ups live game blog      
CelticVision  post game interviews    
CelticsBlog   Attacking the rack and assorted thoughts from game 1   
It's a shame about Ray      
Don't sleep    
LOY's Place   Comments from the other side - Pistons game 1    
Freshinthehouse's freshintherecap     
Celtics take game 1, stay perfect at home     
Celtics 17  Celtics force pace and turnovers to beat Pistons     
Yardbarker   It's official - Rondo's blog   Celtics take early advantage in East Finals      
ESPN   Worth the price of admission:  KG vs Sheed      
Sports Guy on KG     
Celtics too much for Pistons      
When all else fails      
Hoopsworld   Celtics Pierce Pistons   
Red's Army   It's a trap  
CelticsNews   C's throw the first punch
Full Court Press Celtics run past rusty Pistons to take game one   
Deadspin   Celtics use rhythm method, Belichick craftiness to beat the Pistons     
Bleacher Report    Celtics other players put them over the top       
Connecticut Post    Garnett/Pierce one two punch Pistons     
Hartford Courant   Bad draft luck was team's good fortune  
Need4Sheed   Celtics take game one        
Worcester Telegram   Boston happy with one loss        
Who needs rest?   

No surprise:  Billups in lineup         
Detroit News   Pistons-Celtics series is not time for nostalgia       
Pistons' rust shows in game 1 loss to Celtics 
Garnett wins first round       
Celtics will need real Allen     
Pistons guards struggle      
What I don't want to see     
Eagle Tribune   Pierce picks up where he left off     
Sports of Boston   KG, Celtics continue to dominate at home  
Detroit Free Press  KG's respect for Sheed and other musings   
Celtics' runs enough to dispatch flat Pistons     
Boston defensive edge this time looks... Detroitish         
Don't blame it on rust, Pistons were simply off          
Pistons boast deep bench, activate Johnson to bolster frontcourt      
Enterprise    Garnett pumped up by Pistons    
Home fires still burn for Celtics     
Republican American    Gomes continues efforts off court    
MLive   Celtics get money's worth out of KG in game 1    
Pistons out of sync for game 1 of  the ECF      
Hamilton struggling to find shot against Celtics     
Billups tentative in first game back from injury      
ProJo   Rondo wins on points in battle against Billups    
Right at home:  Celtics' star power overwhelms Pistons        
After all these years, Pistons still tough      
Determined Garnett too much for Pistons     
Flip Saunders knew Garnett was a special player
Billups could provide stern test for Rondo       
Fox Sports   Billups must get better for Pistons to prevail         
RallyTown   What is wrong with Ray Allen?   Pistons were rested... And rusty        
USA Today   Ticket for Celtics?  Big contributions from Garnett 
Metro   C's turnaround can be traced back to '07 lottery    
C's take game 1                 
NY Times   Celtics remain perfect at home in postseason     
Courtside View   After deadline thoughts from Game 1     
Shamrock Headband    Hope springs        
BostonSportZ   Celtics keep rolling at home     
Leon Powe Fan Site   Celts stay perfect at home     
SouthCoast Today   Celtics grind out game 1    
Genuinely Sarcastic  Seven reasons the Pistons can beat Boston   
MRT Sports   Time for David Stern to hit his knees     
Steady Burn   The infamous 1985 draft lottery          
SSNN (Satire)    Celtics attribute road woes to absence of KG's nightlight, lucky blanket 
Sporting News  Pistons and Celtics are on course for the collision we wanted      
Wages of Wins Journal   What happened to Boston? And can Detroit get to the Finals?  Parquet Pride   Three keys to the Eastern Conference Finals      

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