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Getting around PJ Tucker allowed Pierce to get a game-icing assist Wednesday night.After spending much of the fourth quarter trailing by double digits last night, the Suns were starting to make a game out of a semi-blowout. Luis Scola had been fouled on consecutive possessions and converted three free throws, and the Celtics’ offense had been lackadaisical and seemingly uninterested in finishing the game. With 1:43 remaining, the lead was down to six.“Two baskets,” I told my dog, who ignored me. “Two baskets should win it.”Before the game reached the one minute mark, the Celtics iced the game with two easy baskets. One was a nice offensive set that led to an easy layup. The other was a direct result of some tough pressure defense. Let’s take a look at how they both came about.Here’s the first play:Often, Boston’s late game execution consists of Paul Pierce making a move and trying to score in isolation. Sometimes it’s effective, sometimes it isn’t, but given Doc Rivers’ strong abili...
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