Paul Pierce gets his 'Tebow' on after sticking a
dagger in the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2.
The Boston Celtics’ Big Three have routinely been referred to as an ‘aging team’ whose window of opportunity is either now, closed – or as close to closed as it gets.
Apparently, someone forgot to tell that to Paul ‘The Truth’ Pierce.
The Celtics’ sure-fire Hall of Famer has led
to a commanding 3-1 lead over the
Atlanta Hawks in their first round Eastern Conference playoff matchup by
averaging a stellar 23.3 points per game while completely taking over games 2
and 4 to lead Boston to a pair of convincing victories
over the underachieving Hawks (what else is new?). Boston
Pierce scored a game-high 36 points to lead
to a solid 87-80 win before coming
back with 21 points in Game 3 and an even more impressive 24 points on 10 of 13
shooting in Sunday’s 101-79 rut of the Hawks. Most impressively, Pierce did his
damage to Boston in just 17 minutes of play after injuring his knee in the
second half. Atlanta
’s Game 2 win last Tuesday, Pierce
said "These types of moments are what being a professional is all
Call me crazy, but Paul Pierce doesn’t look very old these days – even against his much younger Atlanta Hawks counterparts.