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Paul Pierce delivers at closing time

Meanwhile, Celtics are desperately hoping their captain's ailing knee holds up

Updated: May 11, 2012, 3:36 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- His ailing left knee might as well have been a bull's-eye, as the Atlanta Hawks were not skittish in going right at Paul Pierce during Thursday's Game 6 of an Eastern Conference first-round series at TD Garden.

Sure enough, down two with less than 10 seconds to play, the Hawks put the ball in the hands of Joe Johnson, who drove on Pierce.

You almost could have forgiven Boston's captain if he let Johnson blow by him, finish at the rim and tie the game. But even as the ...

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