Boston Celtics defeat New Orleans Hornets, 94-82

The Celtics' pregame ceremony last night consisted of bear hugs and an NBA championship ring presentation for the Hornets' James Posey.

Once the action started, though, the contact took on a less affectionate tone. Posey was floored by a Glen Davis pick, and the final seconds were marked by Hornet Chris Paul extricating himself from a Kendrick Perkins headlock.

It was a contest of collisions and crashes, the Celtics taking a 94-82 victory, their 14th in succession.

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