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Playoffs? Is it the playoffs?

Did you hear that?

It’s the boos resonating from the crowd on Mike Bibby’s first possession.

There was a postseason atmosphere before tip-off which was only heightened by Kevin Garnett’s encouragement of the crowd. Only this time, the Hawks [1] have come out swinging first. Joe Johnson [2] is still out to beat the Celtics [3] on the offensive end and is leading his team to an early lead.

Doc Rivers [4] called a timeout down 17-11 with six minutes to go in the first quarter. Yes, another first quarter deficit. This is becoming the norm for the Cs, echoing Rivers comments of inconsistency from the starting five.

So far Monday’s hero Paul Pierce [5] is scoreless. Let’s see if the Celtics can get it going …