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March 05, 2012
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Paul Pierce reacted after hitting a three-pointer in the third quarter. Pierce led all scorers with 34 points, including four from beyond the arc.
Knicks guard Jeremy Lin ran onto the court before the Knicks faced the Celtics at TD Garden Sunday.
Rajon Rondo hugged Jeremy Lin before Sunday's game.
Rondo guarded Lin in the first quarter. The Celtics held the Knicks point guard to 14 points.
Lin was swarmed by Celtics defenders Avery Bradley, Mickael Pietrus and Ray Allen. Lin turned the ball over six times.
Rondo passed against Knick J.R. Smith. Rondo racked up 20 assists in the win.
Knicks rookie guard Iman Shumpert went up for a shot between Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in the second half.
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Pierce controlled the ball as Lin and Shumpert defended in the third quarter.
Pierce hit a three-pointer, tied the game at 103-103, and left 4.9 seconds on the clock to send Sunday's game into overtime.
Lin called a time out in overtime.
Paul Pierce hugged Lin after the Celtics won in overtime.