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Celtics will send Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett to Nets

In a dramatic move that marks an abrupt end of the Big Three era in Boston, the Celtics and Brooklyn Nets agreed in principle to a blockbuster deal that will send Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets, a league source told the Globe Thursday night.

The deal won’t become official until July 10, when a league-wide moratorium on signings and trades is lifted after free agency begins July 1.

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