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Sounds of the game… Celtics 93, Trail Blazers 78

Last season, in their run to their 17th NBA title, the Celtics [1] went from potential to prolific, winning 66 games in the regular season. This season, they are going from hype to historic, as in no team in NBA history has ever followed up an 18-2 start one season with a 19-2 opening the next… until now. What’s scary about the Green Machine’s is they honestly believe they have yet to play a complete game. Friday night, the best offensive rebounding team in the NBA came to town with a 16-4 mark and a six-game winning streak. They hadn’t lost to an Eastern Conference team. They had lost just twice in 16 games when holding their opponent under 100 points. Still not enough to overcome the Celtics, who overwhelmed them with a 21-0 run. The Celtics are all on the same page, preaching the same message, we’re playing well but there’s a lot of season remaining and a lot to play for. Just take a listen.

Doc Rivers loved the energy and effort against Portland [2].

Rivers said his team took the offensive rebounding challenge against Portland to heart [3].

Paul Pierce said the Celtics are just looking to get better [4].

Kevin Garnett on the flow of the team during the 21-0 run [5].

Garnett said the team is all business right now [6].

Kendrick Perkins said the team is ready for a battle in Indiana on Sunday [7].