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Garnett, Allen, Pierce rest in final game

Updated: April 14, 2010, 9:42 PM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics rested Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen on Wednesday night to avoid possible injuries before the playoffs.

The team's Big Three was not in the starting lineup against the Milwaukee Bucks in the regular-season finale, and coach Doc Rivers said they would not play. Rivers said a fourth regular starter, center Kendrick Perkins, wouldn't play either to make sure he didn't pick up his 16th technical foul, which might trigger a one-game suspension for either ...

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