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With KG injured and Ray Allen sidelined with six fouls, Boston turned to Paul Pierce for help -- and he came through, writes Marc J. Spears.

Updated: April 29, 2009, 10:32 AM ET
By Marc J. Spears | Special to ESPN.com
And just like Paul Pierce has done so many times for the Boston Celtics, he came through with a scoring barrage when the C's needed it most during a crucial 106-104 victory over the Bulls in Game 5 of this wild best-of-7, first-round series. The 2008 NBA Finals MVP scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to spark the Celtics and has now put his team in position to knock off the pesky seventh-seeded Bulls with a win in Game 6 on Thursday.

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