Originally written January 25, 2013 on Celtics Life:
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After losing their fifth straight against the New York Knicks, Rajon Ronsdo said an interesting thing in his post game interview, "Paul Pierce can't be the only one drawing fouls."  Paul Pierce is considered to be Mr. Celtic; the lone active Celtic player to have more than a fleeting memory of Red Auerbach.  Pierce cut his NBA teeth in the tradition of what it means to have the word "Celtics" across your chest and act like  it. However, PP has to realize that this isn't 2008 and he must accept the fact, that he can no longer carry the load. His first half outburst of 19 points was a thing of beauty, it was vintage Pierce. The second half saw him revert back to playing the hero-ball we have become accustomed to seeing from him lately. His feeble one-handed attempt at catching Rondo's pass fed into his need to save the day.    The point is, Boston doesn't have the mental toughness needed to compliment the fact that the team played with effort.  J...
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