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End of Big Three era on hold for Celtics

NEW YORK — Somehow the two graybeards were not going to let the Big Three era end here in New York, not succumbing to the intimidation tactics and mind games of the New York Knicks, whose players all wore black to the game to mark a “funeral” for the Celtics and perhaps their golden era.

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett fully realize their days as Celtics may be numbered, that their tenure as a dynamic duo may have nearly reached its end, depending on the decisions of president of basketball operations Danny Ainge this summer.

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