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Celtics’ tributes produced cheers and tears

The first video tribute came late in the first quarter, during a timeout. Against a white backdrop, a number, all in green, spread across the TD Garden Jumbotron: 5.

Cheers began to build from the sellout crowd of 18,624, there Sunday to see Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce play their first game in Boston since the Celtics icons were traded to Brooklyn last summer. Signs dotted the crowd. “WELCOME HOME!” read one. “THANK YOU” read another.

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