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Turn up the volume: Pierce imposes his will

Kevin Garnett [1] was considered the missing piece last year as the Celtics [2] missed out on defending their NBA title.

But listen to Garnett and Doc Rivers [3] following Boston’s 113-110 win over the Philadelphia 76ers [4] and you get the unmistakable sense that so far this season, it’s Paul Pierce [5] who is indispensable.

Garnett said Pierce imposed his will on the game, leading the Celtics with a game-high 27 points and taking a charge on Andre Iguodala down the stretch [6].

Doc Rivers calls Pierce the MVP, at least of the team if not the NBA [7].

Paul Pierce said he was just trying to do his thing [8].