Greetings from Hartford

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A look outside the XL Center in downtown Hartford.HARTFORD, Conn. -- Greetings from the XL Center, where the Boston Celtics host the New York Knicks in an exhibition battle.

The Celtics emerged with a 104-101 triumph Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden thanks to a late-game jumper by Paul Pierce that helped Boston emerge after trailing by double digits in the first half.

Ray Allen should feel right at home with the big UConn logo decorating center court (see photo below). Locker room opens in a few minutes, more to come throughout the night.