Paul Pierce: The Enigma, the Truth!

Frances White@WestEndGirl62Analyst IIMay 11, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 10:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics complains to the ref while playing against the Orlando Magic in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Amway Arena on May 10, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

In the Chicago series Pierce literally got punched in the nose; he looked down and saw blood. He sucked his teeth, got patched up and got ready for the fight.   Hmm, he thought pretty good rookies, on he went.  A classic first-round series to add to his Celtic legacy.

Now he faces Orlando another contender an up and coming middleweight, feathery light jump-shots, and lots of power down below.  The fight started and Pierce mostly covered up, not ready for that power.  They had met before and they had the edge on him knew all his moves.

His corner gave him instructions to jab to unleash that mid-range game. he didn't do it, Orlando bloodied his nose by getting him in foul trouble and now they had lost the advantage.  Series 2-1 Orlando.

Game four saw a more somber Pierce in his pre-game interviews; he had his instructions the fight needed to turn into a brawl.  Pierce put on his headband, then he took out his tube socks.  You know, the ones that say good guys wear black.  He was ready.

He stopped covering up and unleashed his arsenal of counter-moves on Orlando's defense.  Pierce kicked out his right leg and shot his patented fade-away mid-range jumper; swish!  Okay good, good, then he drove in for a layup into Orlando's mid-section a foul.  The Truth was back!

Pierce ended up with 27 points and threw the right hook in the end with the pass to Glen 'Big Baby' Davis for the game winner.  

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Paul had joined the fight he was going home with the advantage.

Series tied 2-2.


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