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Condensation causing problems with Celtics court

January 25, 2010

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BOSTON—The Celtics parquet floor is sweating.

Unseasonably warm temperature has been causing condensation to form on the famed floor during Boston's game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, causing a brief delay and forcing ball boys to scramble to keep the court dry.

With temperatures reaching the 50s and heavy rain falling earlier in the day, condensation built and caused a stoppage with 2:28 left in the first quarter.

As play moved from one end to the other, ball boys were out using long-handled dust mops to wipe the floor while the action was still going on. They would hustle off as teams went on fastbreaks.

The TD Garden has ice -- for Boston Bruins' games -- under the parquet floor.

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