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The pain game

Astounding or just theater? Reviews of Pierce's resurgence are mixed

June 07, 2008

Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

"It goes down in Hub hardwood history as the Miracle on

Causeway Street, Paul Pierce and his Chariot of Fire."

Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports

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"So, there was Paul Pierce with his Willis Reed moment.

Once again, it had been done to the Lakers."

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The Big Lead, a sports blog

"A wheelchair? Seriously?. . . . We've dinged up our knee harder on our computer desk."

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Jeff Goodman, Foxsports.com

"Paul Pierce didn't just win the series opener . . . he also went home with an Oscar. Was Benny Hinn back in the locker room working his healing powers?"

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GAME 2: at TD Banknorth Garden

Sunday, 6 p.m. PDT (Channel 7)

Celtics lead best-of-seven series, 1-0

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