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Rondo Shows Off Mature Side of His Game

Associated Press

It’s a cherished Celtics [team stats] bedtime story: A long, long time ago, a young man named Paul Pierce [stats] made a colossal fool of himself during a playoff game against the Indiana Pacers.

But the young man matured as he aged, and he became a leader. The Paul Pierce we watch in today’s NBA is more than a great player; he is one of the game’s ambassadors.

We tell you all that so that we can now tell you this: Part of the reason Rajon Rondo [stats] received such a huge ovation when he was introduced before the Celtics’ Game 3 showdown against the...

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