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But then the Celtics got back to what they know best. Actually, it was more about who they know best: Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.
“I made a point of it,” Rivers said. “I reminded our guys that Paul was on our team and Kevin was on our team. I loved that at halftime, they had the most shots. That’s how it’s got to be every night.”
Identity crisis solved.
At least for a night.
Pierce scored 15 of his game-high 27 points in the second half, including eight in the fourth quarter, to provide the clutch offense. Garnett forced a turnover on Washington’s potential go-ahead possession with 28 seconds left and Boston avoided a second straight 0-3 start to the season.
You can talk all you want about this being Rajon Rondo’s team, Jason Terry’s ability to score off the dribble, Jeff Green’s assertiveness, Avery Bra