Paul Pierce’s Game 2 Heroics, Derrick Rose’s Injury Could Key Celtics on Another Championship Run (Podcast)

Paul Pierce's Game 2 Heroics, Derrick Rose's Injury Could Key Celtics on Another Championship Run (Podcast)After Paul Pierce's heroics in Game 2 of the Celtics-Hawks playoff series, the C's come home to Boston with the series tied at one game apiece and probably feeling pretty good about themselves.

After the Truth's 36-point outburst to steal home court away from Atlanta, Boston will try to keep things rolling at the TD Garden with another key cog back in place.

Rajon Rondo will be back in the lineup after a one-game suspension looking to make up for lost time and impose his will against the Atlanta defense.

Elsewhere around the league, a rash of injuries to rival teams' stars like Derrick Rose and Amare Stoudemire open the possibility that the Celtics may be able to take advantage of a suddenly weakened field. Of course, they'll still need to deal with the Hawks a few more games.

NESN.com's Celtics beat writer Ben Watanabe stopped by the podcast to chat with NESN Nation's Dan Duquette about how the C's first-round matchup has gone so far, how big an impact Marquis Daniels has had on the team and much more. Listen in the player below, or subscribe on iTunes to download it there.

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