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Boston Celtics: 10 Reasons Paul Pierce and Big 3 Are Contenders
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Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics are off to a positive start following the All-Star break, as the team has won its last four games and is starting to make noise in the talent-heavy east.

For the majority of the 2012 campaign, the Big Three and company have struggled to keep a winning record going. Whether it's a lack of offense or an inability to keep the Big Three and Rajon Rondo healthy at once, the Celtics have been searching for answers.

The team's most recent run has the doubts gradually fading, as these Celtics look as tough as any team in the Eastern Conference and look to continue the hot play going forward.

Here are 10 reasons why Paul Pierce and the Big Three will be contenders in the East, as well as in the NBA title race.

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