Screen Play: Pierce's Evolving Offense

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Screen Play: Pierce's Evolving Offense
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Jackie MacMullan chronicled Paul Pierce's evolving offensive game after he scored a team-high 27 points to pace the Celtics past the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night at TD Garden. When Pierce injured his knee during the playoffs last season, Celtics coach Doc Rivers talked about a need to bring Pierce off screens more often in order to give him more space to work with. Now at age 35 -- and never the most athletic player to begin with -- the Celtics are again putting a heavy emphasis on bringing Pierce off pin-downs in order to generate open looks.

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