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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Celtics to get out the disinfectant

SPORTS

The Boston Celtics said yesterday they have "a bacterial infection issue" and they'll be professionally cleaning their practice facilty in Waltham and at the TD Banknorth Garden.

The infections that have sidelined Paul Pierce (left middle finger) and Delonte West (second toe on right foot) were apparently no coincidence, the Globe sports section reports today.

Coach Doc Rivers said no other players have shown symptoms. Pierce, who had half his nail removed Tuesday to treat the infection, returned to practice after missing the final two exhibition games

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