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Paul Pierce not selected as an All-Star

After a career of earning All-Star nods based on the respect of coaches rather than the votes of fans, Paul Pierce missed out both ways.

The reserves for the NBA’s 62d All-Star Game were announced shortly before the Celtics tipped off against the Knicks Thursday night, and while perennials such as Tim Duncan (14 appearances) and Chris Bosh (eight) added more bullet points to their résumés, Pierce was left off after a run of five straight selections.

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