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Let’s rewind for a minute. Go back two Sundays, when the severity of Rajon Rondo‘s injury was just coming to light. If someone had told you then, as the Celtics prepared to take on the Heat and attempt to avoid their seventh straight defeat, that Rondo would suffer a season-ending knee injury and Paul Pierce would score more than 17 points just once in the next five games, what would you have said? Unless you are delusionally optimistic or lying to me right now, you would have predicted bad things ahead for the Celtics. With their top playmaker sidelined, it figured that their best scorer would need to come through with some gargantuan point totals to keep them afloat. Instead, Pierce has exemplified his favorite mantra of “giving the game what it needs.” For the fourth time in five games — all Boston victories — Pierce posted a low scoring total on Wednesday in Toronto, going for just 12 points as the Celtics held off the Raptors for a 99-95 win. Kevin Garnett, who came through wit...
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