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Not even the All-Star Game's lack of defensive intensity could shake Pierce from his season-long shooting slump. He missed seven of the eight shots he put up, connecting on a first-half 3-pointer for his only points to go along with two turnovers, two rebounds and a block over 11:07. Rondo chipped in eight assists (highlighted by a nice midcourt alley-oop feed to LeBron James) while adding two points on 1-of-3 shooting with four turnovers over 15:34. Celtics coach Doc Rivers must have successfully lobbied old friend Tom Thibodeau because Boston guys got a light run overall.
You'd think Rajon Rondo would excel in an up tempo game that featured about 157 dunks, but (despite the 8 assists) he never found a rhythm with his teammates. To his credit, that midcourt alley-oop to LeBron was the best pass of ...