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Unfortunately, the Celtics are no strangers to elimination games like the one played Sunday.

Maybe that was why Paul Pierce wasn't as nervous as one would expect when the Celtics were down 3-0, but ended up beating New York 97-90.

From WEEI's Green Street:

To be honest, I was calm,” Pierce said. “I had a certain calmness about the game today,” Pierce said.

Or maybe it was pride that kept the Knicks from sweeping Boston on their own court.

Yeah, there was a lot of pride,” Pierce said. “Us, as [leaders] of the team, we’ve got to instill it in these guys. You saw with the attitude before the game, we knew we were gonna come out with the force we did today, and it carried over into the game. And this crowd. You gotta give a hand to this crowd. They really gave us a boost. Everytime I look up there, you feel it, you see it, you hear it; there’s just so much pride when you look around, the banners, the crowd and everything going on with the Boston Celtics history.”

Eric Blaisdell 4/30/2013 12:14:00 AM Edit
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