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Getting cut resulted in better Shav

Journeyman Randolph seizes Celtics role, says 'Everything happens for a reason'

Updated: April 8, 2013, 7:46 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

Boston Celtics center Shavlik Randolph got hit in the face so hard last month in Memphis that the slightest touch restarts what amounts to a two-week nosebleed. During the fourth quarter of Sunday's win over the Washington Wizards, after the latest thump aggravated the familiar red trickle, Randolph sat on the Boston bench with two wads of cotton jammed up his nostrils and a huge grin.

This, odd as it might sound, was all he ever wanted.

Helping the Celtics top the Wizards on ...

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