Celtics Hold Off Kings, Clinch Atlantic Title

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Celtics — yawn — win division – Bill Doyle is excited at the Celtics third straight Atlantic division title.

Rondo’s gambles pay off – Chris Forsberg has Rajon Rondo breaking the Celtics single-season record for steals.

Young star is now leading by example – Gary Washburn says that more and more, this is becoming Rondo’s team, something even Kevin Garnett readily admits.

‘Boxing out’ gets new meaning – Julian Benbow’s notebook has the team finding a new way to settle disputes.

Red Sox find a spot for all their starters – Sean McAdam has Terry Francona setting his starting rotation to begin the season.

Decisions left to make – Scott Lauber looks at where every reliever left in camp stands with the Red Sox.

Is David Ortiz still Big Papi? – Mike Fine looks at whether the great clutch hitter in Red Sox history can still be a middle-of-the-order threat.

Scratch Olsen and Reed off the list – Tom E Curran checks in with a few Patriots-related nuggets of information.

Krejci pulling his weight – Brendan Hall has the Bruins center picking up the slack as of late.

Hanging in the balance – Steve Conroy has the Bruins looking to play a more complete game.

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Random Quote

Could that Brady/Patriots window, just like the Celtics, be closed for good?

The colossal second-coming of Joe Montana, once a perfect 10-0 and then 14-2 in the postseason, needed a Tim Tebow tumble to reality and a choke for the ages by Baltimore’s Lee Evans and Billy Cundiff — just to pick up a couple playoff wins.

— Hector Longo, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, 6/15/12