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2 Big Performances, But Celtics Win as Team

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It may not have taken an entire village to slay the monster. But it did take a roster. Oh, sure, Rajon Rondo’s mighty 19-point, 12-rebound, 10-assist triple-double was a transcendent performance in which his impact went far beyond the numbers. But what really distinguished this vital series-knotting 103-94 victory over the Lakers last night was the collective effort it took to win a game in which Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett shot 4 for 16.

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