Adding Veterans to the Mix in 2011
The Celtics core of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kendrick Perkins and Rajon Rondo needed some help in order to keep their championship hopes alive in the 2010-11 season. The team added future Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal and six-time All-Star Jermaine O’Neal to the mix. Boston won 56 games and their fourth-straight Atlantic Division title in the regular season, but fell in five games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals to the Miami Heat’s new Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
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