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Sounds of the game… Celtics 115, Raptors 109 OT

Posted By Mike Petraglia On January 13, 2009 @ 6:42 am In General | 1 Comment

Maybe Kevin Garnett is right. Maybe the Celtics should play the theme from Superman every time Paul Pierce steps on the court. On a bum right knee, or at least very ‘ginger’ as Pierce himself said, the Celtics captain made 13 of his 26 shots and totaled a season-high 39 points to lead the Celtics to a 115-109 overtime win against the Toronto Raptors Monday night at TD Banknorth Garden. With the Celtics already missing starting center Kendrick Perkins with a bad left shoulder and Tony Allen in a protective boot with a sprained right ankle, Pierce picked it up a notch for the entire game, even when Andrea Bargnani hit a three with one second remaining. Pierce did have a supporting cast, as Kevin Garnett scored 20, Ray Allen 12 and Brian Scalabrine, playing for Perkins, chipped in with 11, including three three-pointers.

Paul Pierce said he can play through the injury [3].

Pierce and Garnett together talk about Pierce’s secret weapon on dealing with the pain [4].

Garnett has an idea for those running the music at the Garden [5].

Head coach Doc Rivers said Pierce has a way of playing through the pain [6].

Rivers said Scalabrine has a way of getting the job done [7].

Scalabrine said this was just a good win [8].

Doc Rivers describes what Kendrick Perkins is going through [9].


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[3] Paul Pierce said he can play through the injury: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11296

[4] Pierce and Garnett together talk about Pierce’s secret weapon on dealing with the pain: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11297

[5] Garnett has an idea for those running the music at the Garden: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11299

[6] Head coach Doc Rivers said Pierce has a way of playing through the pain: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11300

[7] Rivers said Scalabrine has a way of getting the job done: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11301

[8] Scalabrine said this was just a good win: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11302

[9] Doc Rivers describes what Kendrick Perkins is going through: http://blogs.weei.com/?attachment_id=11303

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