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Welcome to the playoffs, Paul

Originally Published: April 23, 2009
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Sound the trumpets. It took three games, a flight to Chicago and a lot of questions about how much he had left to give, but Paul Pierce finally showed up for the 2009 NBA playoffs Thursday night. And building on Pierce's 6-for-6 first-quarter start, his Boston Celtics cruised to a 107-86 win over the Chicago Bulls in Game 3 of their first-round series.

Oh sure, the captain was in Boston for Games 1 and 2, but he made just 16 of 40 shots while turning the ball over a total of ...

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