Futures of Garnett, Pierce big questions for Celtics

5/3/13: Boston, MA: paul Pierce and KEvin garnett at the end of thj game.The Boston Celtics hosted the New York Knicks for Game Six of their NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Series at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) section: sports topic: Celtics (1)
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett reacted as their season ended Friday mnight. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)Boston Globe

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Their pasts intertwine, dating to 1995 when Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were part of the same high school class and played ball during summers in the same basketball camps.

And now, their futures are entwined as well.

To remove one is to likely remove them both from Boston.

If Pierce leaves the Celtics this offseason, Garnett likely will do the same; he acknowledged as much Friday night, after the Celtics’ season ended with a loss to the Knicks.

“Well one of the big reasons I came here was because of Paul,” said Garnett, who joined the Celtics in 2007, joining Pierce and Ray Allen – the Big Three.

“Obviously you want to be in a situation where it’s better.”

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