BOSTON, MA – MARCH 8: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics waits for the play against the Atlanta Hawks on March 8, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
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After Rondo’s devastating injury, Pierce and Kevin Garnett gathered the team in the locker room and challenged them to do more.”It could have gone two ways,” said Pierce in an interview Friday night. “We could have sulked, got down on ourselves and the team, or we could do what we’re doing, which is rally together and use this as an opportunity to step up and prove everybody wrong.”Pierce acknowledged that when local and national pundits declared the Celtics’ season doomed, it became a rallying cry in the locker room, with Garnett generating the most noise.”We heard a lot