Different: They'll start faster (no lockout)-- The Celtics lumbered through their pre-All Star Game schedule last season with a 15-17 record. The initial assumption is they were old. Later on it was revealed that Garnett and Pierce in particular were out of shape and unready to return to game action after the lockout ended in December. Both players looked tired, but turned it on later in the season. There should be none of that this season, and there should be more depth behind those players as well.