By Chris Mannix
December 24, 2013
Paul Pierce had a terrible game on Monday night before he was ejected in the third quarter.
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It's on the players to do it. Kidd has been a pedestrian coach, to the point where it's fair to question whether the Nets made the right call hiring him over Brian Shaw. But he can't force his players to hustle. He can't make them want to defend. To get back into the playoff mix, the $189 million men have to play like they are actually worth it.

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