Paul Pierce Showing He's Still Got Game
- Updated: December 22, 2012
Paul Pierce is sometime soon going to join Celtics lore as one of the greats in the
history of the franchise. Let’s hope he can add another championship to his legacy sure to include his jersey in the TD Garden rafters along greats such as Larry Bird, John Havlicek, Kevin McHale,Dennis Johnson,Bob Cousy, Robert Parish, and Bill Russell!
During the Celtics 103-91 victory Paul Pierce showed that he’s still got game! He scored a whopping 40 points on 13 of 16 shooting and going a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw line!
Rajon Rondo chipped in an extra 20 points along with 8 assists while Jason Terry and Kevin Garnett had 15 and 12 respectively. Pierce scored his points as he has done many times in his career under pressure as the Celtics were playing poor defense and nearly blew a 20-point lead.
Cavaliers Head Coach Byron Scott admitted reluctantly after the game” There was nothing we could do with him(Pierce) tonight” Scott also referred to Pierce as a future Hall of Famer! I guess Byron Scott would know because he’ll probably be a future Hall of Famer himself! All in all it was an impressive Basketball display from a long-time seasoned veteran Paul Pierce. A rarity these days, as not only has the 35 year old Pierce had a long 10 years plus career but he has spent his entire playing career in one uniform, that of the Boston Celtics!!!!
The Celtics are still working on playing more consistently like this…for now they are hovering around .500 with a 13-12 record but are very much in the Atlantic Conference playoff race! They bounced back last week to win at home against a tough Philly team and then beat Dallas in a wild Texas double overtime shootout which they won 117-115. They lost to Houston in an emotional reunion with Kevin McHale and Kevin Garnett where the game was just a backstory to the meeting of the two greatest Kevins to play the game. A game in which McHale was dealing with some of the hardships of life with some help from his friend/protege’ KG! The week also saw losses to San Antonio and Chicago before Pierce put his own punctuation mark on this Celtics Season and the fact that they will be in it until the end! Go Celts Go!