Boston Celtics try to keep their heads up despite difficult losses

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WALTHAM — Although this was considered a rebuilding season with a slew of new players, a new coach, and an unproven core, the Celtics are finding some losses difficult to digest.

The Celtics’ 105-103 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday night, when they were outscored, 8-2, in the final three minutes, is one such game. The Celtics are headed for the draft lottery, the losses continue to mount, and management expected and almost planned for this. Yet the constant disappointment is difficult.

“These games and last night’s game in particular, I woke up multiple times, let’s put it that way,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said before his club participated in a light practice on Saturday. “Hard to go back to sleep because you think about everything that you could have controlled and controlled better.”

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