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Final-play breakdown tells story

Updated: May 25, 2010, 2:34 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It seemed like an appropriate final scene, even in a game the Celtics seemed desperate to give away.

After spearheading a feverish late-game rally, Boston captain Paul Pierce found himself with the ball and a chance to punctuate a four-game sweep -- a sweep he had alluded to six days earlier on national TV -- with a trademark game-winner.

With the clock winding down, Pierce dribbled right on J.J. Redick and … broom goes the dynamite.

In a perfect microcosm ...

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