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Celtics Notebook

Paul Pierce won’t be stopped by neck pain

The first time Paul Pierce’s neck injury revealed itself to the public was Feb. 22 in Phoenix, when the pain was so strong that Pierce left the game against the Suns.

Pierce went to the sideline with a stinger and a grimace. He did return, though. And then this past week, he acknowledged that he has actually been playing in pain for the better part of two months and he expects that pain to linger the rest of the season.

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