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February 3, 2013                  7:02 p.m.

The tweet was displayed in giant letters on a wraparound digital scoreboard inside TD Garden before the fourth quarter.

No Rondo? No problem.

It was rubbing it in, in 1,000-point font.

While the Boston Celtics were on their way to improving to 4-0 since point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a season-ending knee injury, the Clippers continued to be a perfect mess without Chris Paul on Sunday during a 106-104 loss.

They are 2-5 in their second stint with their best player sidelined because of a bruised right kneecap, which shouldn’t surprise anyone given their kiddie-pool depth at point guard.

Their starter of the moment, Eric Bledsoe, is a promising but erratic talent who should be learning how to be a capable reserve.

His backup, Jamal Crawford, was born a scorer, not a ballhandler.

Beyond those two, the Clippers have … Grant Hill? Cliff Paul, the fictional alter ego of his more celebrated brother seen in State Farm ads?

“You can’t make excuses,” said forward Matt Barnes, who could have used a few on a day he missed all six shots. “I mean, they don’t have Rondo. So there’s no time for excuses.”

Indeed, the Celtics’ ball movement may have actually improved since Rondo went down. It wasn’t so much backup point guards Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee wowing Sunday as it was everyone wearing green and white, with all 10 players who entered the game scoring. Seven Celtics tallied at least two assists.

Boston stars Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett still got the ball in their preferred spots and the Celtics’ bench outscored its counterparts by a staggering 52-29 margin.

The Clippers’ bench needs to be benched the way it has played lately. One of the best reserve units in the NBA this season, the second unit has been outscored by its counterparts in three consecutive games.

“It’s going to be like that with Chris out. It kind of changes our dynamic,” forward Blake Griffin said. “Jamal comes in a little bit earlier and is playing a little bit of a different role because he’s not in with Eric at the same time.”

Crawford was rushed into the game Sunday ahead of even his revised schedule. Bledsoe picked up his second foul with 3 minutes 16 seconds left in the first quarter and the score tied, prompting Crawford to scurry to the scorer’s table.

By the time Bledsoe reentered the game and play resumed midway through the second quarter, the Clippers were trailing by 13 points.

They would never draw even again.

To be fair, this loss could hardly be pinned exclusively on two guards who combined for nine of the team’s 21 turnovers, including one in the third quarter when Bledsoe dribbled out of bounds and Crawford’s defeat-sealing charge with 26 seconds to play when he lowered a shoulder into Bradley.

Bledsoe scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half while playing every second. Crawford had 20 of his 23 points and four of his six assists after halftime.

Meanwhile, Barnes, Hill and fellow reserve Ronny Turiaf were scoreless and starters DeAndre Jordan and Willie Green were sporadic entities, combining for 14 points, five rebounds and one assist.

“We’ve just got to play off one another like we did when he first got hurt,” Bledsoe said, alluding to the Clippers’ 3-0 record after Paul first injured his knee last month. “It’s going to come along. We just have to stick with it and play our game.”

Paul may not be able to help soon beyond his usual contribution in the fashion department. He wore another GQ-quality ensemble Sunday, pairing a snazzy-looking beige sports coat with designer jeans.

But he is not expected to play Monday against Washington and there remains no definitive timetable for his return.

That leaves a team that is 5-5 in his absence with plenty of tweaking to do.

Unless, of course, the Clippers are willing to accept being a .500 team.

“That’s what we’ve played to so far,” Coach Vinny Del Negro said, “but it depends on scheduling and there’s a lot that goes into it. But I have a lot of confidence in our guys. We just have to learn with a new team right now how to be more efficient for longer stretches and to be able to close games out in the fourth quarter.”

The simplest fix of all continues to wear fancy duds on his team’s bench. The moment Paul turns them in for a standard-issue jersey, the Clippers will no longer resemble an ordinary outfit.

from:  http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-bolch-clippers-20130204,0,3222715.story

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Chris Paul was born on May 6th, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Paul

May 6th, 1985

5 + 6 +1+9+8+5 = 34 = his life lesson = Generating a buzz.  Ratings spike.  Things happen really quickly.

Eight of Wands Tarot card

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May 6th, 1985

May 6th

5 + 6 +2+0+1+2 = 16 = his personal year (from May 6th, 2012 to May 5th, 2013) = Unpredictable.  Shocks.  Surprises.  Expect the unexpected.

The Tower Tarot card

16 year + 2 (February) = 18 = his personal month (from February 6th, 2013 to March 5th, 2013) = Surreal.  This is crazy.

The Moon Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Chris Paul

38991 7133                44

 

his path of destiny = 44 = Status updates.  Stay tuned for updates.  Play-by-play commentary.  I am who I am.  It is what it is.  Twitter.  Tweeting.  Tweets.

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February 3, 2013

Paul Pierce scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics held off a late comeback to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-104 on Sunday and improve to 4-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season.

The Clippers had pulled within 103-101 on a 3-pointer by Eric Bledsoe with 56 seconds remaining. But Avery Bradley drew an offensive foul on Los Angeles’ Jamal Crawford with 26 seconds to go, and Pierce held on to the ball before making a 3-pointer with 2.5 second left to clinch the win.

The teams played without the point guards voted starters in the All-Star game in Houston on Feb. 17 — the Clippers’ Chris Paul and Rondo.

Jeff Green and Leandro Barbosa scored 14 points each for the Celtics. The Clippers were led by Bledsoe, replacing Paul, and Crawford, who made a 3-pointer at the buzzer, with 23 each.

It was the Celtics’ fourth game since Rondo tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Paul sat out his seventh in a row with a bruised right kneecap. The Clippers have lost five of those, including their biggest setback and lowest scoring game of the season, 98-73 at Toronto on Friday night.

The Celtics also are missing rookie forward Jared Sullinger after Friday’s season-ending back surgery.

The Clippers trailed by 15 early in the fourth quarter. Then Blake Griffin’s free throw began a 15-3 run capped by Crawford’s layup that closed the gap to 101-98 with 3:18 remaining.

Jason Terry put Boston up by five points when he beat the 24-second buzzer with a jumper with 1:09 left before Bledsoe made his 3-pointer.

The first half was one of the best of the season for the Celtics, and they headed to the locker room with a 59-40 lead.

They tied their season highs of 33 points after one quarter and 59 after two. And they did it with balanced offense, as 10 players scored between three and nine points.

They had 14 assists on their 20 baskets and just five turnovers in the half. On defense, they held the Clippers to 10 points on 4-for-18 shooting in the second quarter and forced 15 turnovers in the half.

The Clippers didn’t score in the second quarter until Lamar Odom made an 11-foot turnaround 4:11 into the period, cutting Boston’s lead to 39-32. Bledsoe made their second field goal more than two minutes later.

Notes: Backup Celtics center Jason Collins, playing more because of Sullinger’s absence, had a season-high seven points. … Matt Barnes returned for the Clippers after a one-game suspension for striking Minnesota’s Greg Stiemsma on Wednesday. … The Clippers routed the Celtics 106-77 on Dec. 27 in Los Angeles.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/celts-now-rondo-top-clippers-106-104-18392994

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Paul Pierce was born on October 13th, 1977 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Pierce

October 13th, 1977

10 + 13 +1+9+7+7 = 47 = his life lesson = Famous.  Internationally known.  Hall of Fame.  Legacy.

Seven of Cups Tarot card

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October 13th, 1977

10 + 13 = 23 = his core number = Athlete.  Sports.  Leadership.

King of Wands Tarot card

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October 13th, 1977

13 +1+9+7+7 = 37 = his “secret” number = Playing his heart out.  Pouring his heart into it.  Heart-centered leader.  Deeply emotional.

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October 13th, 1977

October 13th

10 + 13 +2+0+1+2 = 28 = his personal year (from October 13th, 2012 to October 12th, 2013) = Unstoppable.  Hero.

Two of Wands Tarot card

28 year + 1 (January) = 29 = his personal month (from January 13th, 2013 to February 12th, 2013) = Teamwork.  Cooperation.  Skilled.  Talented.  Coordination.

Three of Wands Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Paul Pierce

7133 795935                 52

 

his path of destiny = 52 = Silencing his critics.

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