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Celtics grind out another win

Good teams win games they shouldn't, like Boston's victory over the 76ers

Updated: December 23, 2010, 10:48 AM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Paul Pierce had that feeling. No, not the one in which he's sure everything is going in and he radiates heat. This one was the one in which he was sure he had stolen something -- and lived to tell about it.

"Sometimes it's good to sneak one out,'' Pierce said as he romped down the corridor leading to the Celtics' locker room after Boston's 84-80 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night at TD Garden.

Following right behind him, a team official quipped, "This ...

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