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BOSTON -- Six years ago, the fans here celebrated the Celtics` steal of Kevin Garnett. A half-dozen years later, they were experiencing the other end of the era, and the sad feeling that they were the victim now, instead of the lucky thieves. Not only was Garnett leaving the Celtics in the trade that was finalized late Thursday night, but Paul Pierce was also going with him. The departure of Pierce is going to be felt most deeply of all here. He was a Celtic for 15 years and 24,021 points, the team captain who sobbed as he raised the 17th banner above the parquet court.