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Some might say it is an overstatement to label a Game Three on the home court of a team that is leading in the series 2-0 as a "must win." Most times, they would be right. But right now, in this series, in these playoffs, and for these Boston Celtics, Game Three is exactly that. A must win. Here are some numbers why. 768: The number of minutes played by Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen over the last five games. 34, 34, 32: The ages of Allen, Garnett, and Pierce, respectively. 8: The total number of minutes Rondo has sat on the bench in four of the last five games (discounting the blowout win in Cleveland in Game Five). 3: The total number of field goals made by Pierce, Allen, and Garnett in the fourth quarters of Games One and Two against Orlando. 24: Boston has ou ...

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