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Are Celtics really better without Rajon Rondo?

Paul Pierce wrapped himself in a dark blue coat and prepared to exit a Dorchester elementary school auditorium and head into the cold.

The theory presented to him Monday is one that a growing faction of Celtics fans favor. It has been out there for a while, mind you, but it has picked up steam as the Celtics have reeled off four straight wins without guard Rajon Rondo, who is out for the season because of a knee injury.

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