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Brad Stevens may have just discovered his most efficient starting lineup.  Finding the right balance of offense and defense out of the starting unit has been a struggle for the Celtics this season. Stevens has had to tweak his starting five a lot throughout the first 21 games for a number of different reasons. But Monday’s lineup against the Pelicans showed plenty of upside.  The addition of Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart gave the Celtics energy on both ends of the floor from the opening tip and helped keep the Pelicans at bay. Smart’s defense in the backcourt forced eight turnovers by Jrue Holiday, while the Pelicans couldn’t come up with an answer to slow down Morris, who netted 19 points to go with his 11 rebounds.  Stevens, who told reporters after the Celtics’ 124-107 win that he’ll spend the entire regular season searching for the right starting lineup, isn’t going to set a specific lineup every night but it’s easy to say Morris, Smart, Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford has been the most produc
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