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A long way to go

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  November 6, 2009 11:11 PM

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The Celtics lost their first game of the season tonight in seven tries, leading Kevin Garnett to fall back on the mantra "it is what it is" after the game.

"There's a long way to go," said Garnett. "But don't take anything away from what we've done, either. We created that 6-0, just like we lost tonight."

As simple as it sounds, Garnett is right. The Celtics were never going to go 82-0. But they're also not going to be defined by this one loss in early November, either. A loss is a loss is a loss.

The Celtics are moving on. Said Ray Allen, "If we were in the NFL we'd have to wait a whole week. So we like the position we're in. We get a chance to correct our mistakes."

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