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Hawks 82, Celtics 76

Good start can't finish skid

Celtics handed ninth loss in row

Al Jefferson is in pain after taking a hard fall. He stayed in the game, but later left after spraining his right ankle. Al Jefferson is in pain after taking a hard fall. He stayed in the game, but later left after spraining his right ankle. (JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF)
By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / January 25, 2007

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This was a tough one to swallow, to explain, to fathom. How can a team that nearly rallied from a 23-point deficit against the San Antonio Spurs collapse against the Atlanta Hawks 48 hours later? (Full article: 660 words)

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