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CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Paul Pierce says Celtics lack mental toughness

CLEVELAND — It was difficult for Paul Pierce to admit, but with his team having a 20-21 record and four straight losses, he had to.

“I think we got pieces here,” the Celtics captain said before Tuesday night’s 95-90 loss to the Cavaliers. “We just got to come together. We got to figure this thing out. Can’t get discouraged.

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