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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Round 2, Game 2: Celtics vs. Heat

By Greg Payne

(0-1)     -- vs. --     (1-0)
at AmericanAirlines Arena, 7 p.m. | TNT, WEEI (850 AM)

PAYNE'S THREE THINGS TO WATCH
GAME PREVIEW
MIAMI (AP) -- Paul Pierce is from Los Angeles, so he knows a thing or do about Hollywood.

And he knows he'll have to act better if the Boston Celtics are going to avoid getting into a quick two-game hole in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat.

A day after getting ejected from Boston's Game 1 loss, Pierce acknowledged that his actions were "selfish" and that he needed to do a better job keeping his composure. Nonetheless, he still believes that he was more victim than aggressor during the two plays in which he got technical fouls that sent him to the locker room with 7 minutes left in Miami's 99-90 win.

Game 2 is Tuesday, and Pierce isn't sure if the physicality both teams offered Sunday would carry over.

"This is not a movie or a script," Pierce said. "It's hard to really say what's going to happen game in, game out."

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