Sport: The Ideal Celtic

If Ponce de León were alive today, he would know exactly where to find the Fountain of Youth: in Boston Garden. It was there last week that Celtic Forward John Havlicek, a venerable 34, ran and shot, almost singlehanded, the defending N.B.A. champion New York Knicks out of this year's playoffs. Havlicek was unstoppable, averaging 30 points and 41 minutes of playing time per game in the Celtics' 4-1 annihilation of the Knicks. For the Celtics, their reward was a trip to Milwaukee to play the Bucks and a chance to win their first championship since the last Celtic dynasty ended...

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