Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Pierce shows Hawks why he’s ‘The Truth’… twice!

                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 Boston 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?).

Pierce scored a game-high 36 points to lead Boston 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 Atlanta in just 17 minutes of play after injuring his knee in the second half.

After Boston’s Game 2 win last Tuesday, Pierce said "These types of moments are what being a professional is all about."

Call me crazy, but Paul Pierce doesn’t look very old these days – even against his much younger Atlanta Hawks counterparts. 

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