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5) Celtics Defeat League Leading Suns in Overtime at Phoenix:
In just Antoine Walker's second game with the team, the Celtics went to Phoenix and ended a six-game West Coast trip proving they could play with the big boys in a 120-113 win. Walker led the way with 33 points and 13 boards, while Paul Pierce added 25 points and 12 boards. Rookie Delonte West ran the show at point guard with a career-high 19 points.
4) Young Guns Play a Big Part:
Though not one specific moment, the Celtics young players not only saw the floor this season, they all played a big part in the Celtics season. The future definitely looks bright for the Celtics with Al Jefferson, Marcus Banks, Delonte West, Tony Allen and Kendrick Perkins all showing flashes of what is to come.
3) Celtics Stretch Atlantic Division Lead With Win At Philadelphia:
With the Celtics holding just a two-game division lead over Philly with ten games left to play, the Celtics had to go to Philadelphia to get a huge win, and that's exactly what they did defeating the Sixers 105-98 on national TV. Paul Pierce came up huge scoring 27 points and grabbing 13 boards, while Antoine Walker scored 18 points, Ricky Davis added 16 and Al Jefferson dropped in 13 points.
2) Antoine's Return:
The return of Antoine Walker added a huge shot of energy to the Celtics season, as the team immediately won 11-of-12 games, including wins over Phoenix, Detroit and Houston. Overall the Celtics went 18-9 after #8's return and went on to lock up the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
1) Celtics Win First Atlantic Division Title Since 1991-92:
With a huge stretch run, the Celtics went on to win their first Atlantic Division title since the 1991-92 season, Larry Bird's final year in green. The Celtics wrapped up the division with a 103-98 win at Toronto, which if you were watching on TV, had more than a few of the Celtics players choked up.
Compiled by: Brian Gleason