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Wayward Pierce sinks Celtics again

Updated: January 25, 2013, 2:02 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It's one thing for Paul Pierce to miss shots. He's done plenty of that while laboring through a five-game shooting slump. But to flat-out pass up open looks? That's proof that Pierce just isn't himself at the moment.

Pierce scored a season-high 19 first-half points on Thursday night against the New York Knicks, but put up only three second-half shots -- missing them all -- while scoring a mere three points after the intermission as the Boston Celtics fell 89-86 at TD Garden.

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