Last season,áBoston displayed anáaura that possessed the kind of arrogant strut that could be compared to the school yard bully. This "swagger" a season ago was over-discussed and played out. Injuries, opponents' defiance and anáearly playoff exitùhow things can change in a season. Thougháthe C'sástill display the confidence of a champion, through two games of the 2009-10 season, they seem to have elevated their "swagger" from the school yard bully to the big brotherábrimming witháconfidence and poise after having walked the mile with the target on their backs. The lofty expectations still exist as Paul Pierceátold the Boston faithful duringálast night'sápregame speech, "You see up there?", pointing to the banners in the Boston Garden rafters, "There's only 17 of them. I think ...
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