Boston Celtics: Paul Pierce Rises From the Truth to God
In one sentence—
Best game that I have seen all year.
When Ray Allen fouled out with only five minutes remaining in the Fourth Quarter, Paul Pierce simply approached it as just another day's work.
But in the eyes of NBA fans worldwide, he played so exceptionally well that his nickname should change from "The Truth" to "God."
Let's take a look back at the game and really see how phenomenal Pierce was tonight.
With the Bulls leading by two with only 16.6 seconds left in the Fourth Quarter, Paul Pierce was dished the ball by Rajon Rondo only to hit the jump shot, which resulted in another overtime matchup on the series.
With one minute and thirty-six seconds left in overtime, the score was 101-100; the Chicago Bulls with a one point lead.
The Celtics passed the ball to Paul Pierce, who made a little step back move and knocked down the jump shot putting Boston ahead 102-101.
After a missed three by the Bulls' shooting guard Ben Gordon, the Celtics brought up the ball with 56.6 seconds left and a score of 102-101.
Boston dished the rock to no other than Paul Pierce, who hit another step back jump shot to push the score to 104-101.
After getting fouled at the three-point line by Tony Allen, Ben Gordon went to the line with only 27.3 seconds left on the clock.
Gordon nailed down all three free throws.
With a tie score of 104-104 and 27.3 seconds left on the clock, Boston passed the ball to Paul Pierce who, with 3.4 seconds left in regulation, drained his third straight field goal in overtime to ultimately win the game 106-104.
Paul Pierce is one heck of a basketball player.
He is as clutch as it gets and truly showed it tonight with his stellar overall performance.
He hit big shot after big shot, going perfect from the field (5-5 FG) since the one minute and thirteen second mark during the Fourth Quarter.
Celtics fans should be grateful that they have such an amazing player like Paul Pierce.
If you Boston Celtics fans agree with me on changing Paul Pierce's nickname from "The Truth" to "God," just vote above!
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