A brown suit hung in Paul Pierce's locker.
 
It may not have been a green and white uniform like the ones hanging his teammates' lockers, but it represented his role on the Celtics just the same.
 



JESSICA CAMERATO

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There was obvious concern before the game.



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The losing streak is now three games, and while there were extenuating circumstances, this was the worst loss of the three. Yes the injuries are piling up and yes, the trip was long and tiring, but the Celtics had less pop than day-old champagne and provided decidedly less buzz.



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In time, 2009 will be viewed as a bridge year for the Celtics.



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Playing the Warriors can sometimes be as much an exercise in restraint as anything else. There are so many open shots and available fast break opportunities that it can be incredibly enticing to settle for the first good thing that presents itself. Enticing as it may be, it can also be a sucker’s bet if you’re not careful.



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One free throw would have given the Celtics an advantage. Two likely would have ensured overtime.

But Rajon Rondo missed both.



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Privately, and sometimes publicly, the Celtics will admit that if there is any one team in the Eastern Conference that makes them nervous it’s the Orlando Magic.



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For many of the Celtics growing up, December 25 was just as much about basketball as it was about gifts and Santa Claus.



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There’s a hackish lead in here somewhere. Something about a tale of two halves. But cliché as it may be, there’s something to that.



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BOSTON – The Celtics may be struggling on Fridays this season, but they’ve rebounded in time to show their Sunday best.
 



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