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Celts pretty happy with winning ugly

Doc Rivers' troops dig deep to pull out another victory against the Hawks

Updated: April 12, 2012, 7:45 AM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- There are games where the final horn signals a celebration of some kind for the victor. Then there are games like the one the Celtics played Wednesday night. They won, beating Atlanta 88-86 in overtime, but it would have been hard to tell by looking at the faces of Doc Rivers and Paul Pierce as they left the TD Garden floor.

Both men were shaking their heads and exhaling profusely, as if to say, 'Wait a minute, did we actually win this?" Or, "How on earth did we ever win ...

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