Originally written January 05, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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ATLANTA -- Down 53-38 to the Atlanta Hawks at halftime, the Boston Celtics were snapping at each other and at coach Doc Rivers. Paul Pierce had had enough. "Don't get mad at Doc. He's coaching," Pierces said. "We've got to get mad at this other team. "I just said we wanted to bring the fight to them. We were kind of bickering at each other a little bit too much, figuring out what defense we were going to run. And I just had to say, the fight ain't with one another, it's against the other team on the court." And with that, the Celtics answered a 31-point first quarter by the Hawks with a 33-point third quarter, turning the Hawks halftime lead into an 89-81 Celtics victory Saturday night at Philips Arena. Pierce had only nine points in the first half but came to life in the third quarter and finished with 26 points and nine rebounds to lead the Celtics (16-17). Kevin Garnett had 14 points and five rebounds and Rajon Rondo had 14 poi...
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