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New-Look Nuggets Beat Depleted Celtics 89-75

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Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, right, elbows past Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari, of Italy, during their the game in Denver on Thursday. Denver beat Boston 89-75. Gallinari was traded to the Nuggets from the New York Knicks. (AP)
Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, right, elbows past Denver Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari, of Italy, during their the game in Denver on Thursday. Denver beat Boston 89-75. Gallinari was traded to the Nuggets from the New York Knicks. (AP)

The Nuggets had a bunch of new players and the Celtics a bunch of empty seats along their bench following a flurry of trades that unloaded a bunch of big men.

Denver played its first game with the five new players who came over in the blockbuster deal that sent star forward Carmelo Anthony and floor leader Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks 48 hours earlier.

Paul Pierce, who led Boston with 17 points, hit a 3-pointer with 61/2 minutes remaining that gave Boston a 75-73 lead, but the Celtics wouldn't score again.

This program aired on February 25, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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