Sport: Five Can Always Beat One

The Celtics have lost what Portland has found: teamwork

From the rafters of Boston Garden, high above the hardwood parquet floor, hang two huge green-and-white banners bearing the retired jersey numbers of Boston Celtics who are basketball immortals: Bob Cousy's No. 14, Tommy Heinsohn's No. 15, Bill Russell's No. 6. Flanking the banners are 13 championship pennants signifying N.B.A. titles in nearly half of the league's 32 seasons. It is the gallery of a dynasty, the pantheon of Celtic pride. But this year only the memories are alive. The Celtics are floundering through their worst season...

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