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Marshall: Bench doing a great job of stepping up

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Marshall: Bench doing a great job of stepping up

The Celtics have no choice but to win in different ways than they had before Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger were lost for the season.

They need other players to step up in their absence, and it looks like some of those players got the message.

Jason Terry is one of those players, and again had a double-digit scoring night for the C's. The reason? He's not thinking so much out there.

Gary Tanguay and Donny Marshall discussed.

"He's playing mindless basketball," Marshall said. "People are going to point to Rondo not being here, but I'm going to point to the fact that Doc Rivers has simplified things."

Terry was part of a bench that scored 52 points for the Celtics on Sunday.

Marshall doesn't think Rondo not being on the team is the reason the C's are playing well. Instead, he says it's on the newer players who didn't understand what it took to win on this team.

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Celtics to retire Pierce's No. 34 Feb. 11 vs. Cavs

Celtics to retire Pierce's No. 34 Feb. 11 vs. Cavs

The Celtics announced that they will retire former captain Paul Pierce's No. 34 jersey Sunday, Feb. 11, when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden. 

The game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

Pierce, the franchise No. 2 all-time leading scorer behind John Havlicek, played 15 years in Boston and helped the C's win their 17th title in 2008.

His No. 34 will be the 22nd number retired by the Celtics.

Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca had told the Boston Globe on Thursday that the Pierce jersey retirement would be this season.

Last month, Pierce signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Celtics so he could officially retire with the Green.