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Backache led to Pierce break

Paul Pierce strained his lower back getting tangled up with Josh Smith in the first quarter. Pierce left briefly, but returned. Paul Pierce strained his lower back getting tangled up with Josh Smith in the first quarter. Pierce left briefly, but returned. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
By Marc J. Spears and Julian Benbow
Globe Staff / April 24, 2008

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Game 2 had barely passed the two-minute mark last night when Paul Pierce took a hard foul that definitely made the Celtics nervous. (Full article: 999 words)

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