Paul Pierce Told Hawks Bench 'Series' After Hitting Late 3, Loses Game 5

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterMay 14, 2015


Not much has gone Paul Pierce’s way since he buried the blade in the Atlanta Hawks at the end of Game 3.

He missed a huge triple at the end of Game 4 due to a crippling case of “too open,” and while he partially redeemed himself with a clutch shot Wednesday night, Pierce's latest fourth-quarter heroics fell short of the backbreaker he had hoped for.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore brings us news of an amusing little scenario that played out in the final moments of the Atlanta Hawks’ 82-81 win over the Washington Wizards in Game 5.

With less than 10 seconds remaining on the clock, Pierce sank what he assumed would be another game-winning three-pointer to give Washington an 81-80 lead.

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According to Vivlamore, this was when Pierce decided to drop the hottest line: "Series."

Yep, that’s just ol’ Pierce introducing a new addition to his line of “I called game” AND 1 T-shirts.

While hilarious, you may have noted that this is problematic in a couple of ways.

For starters, the series was tied at 2-2. Unless clutch Pierce shots now count for multiple postseason wins (I’m fine with this), the Wizards would still have to win another game to take the series.

Secondly, the Atlanta Hawks won the game, which really throws a wrench into things.

After Pierce called “series,” Al Horford landed in the Wizards’ lane like a paratrooper and stuck in a game-winning putback for Atlanta with 1.9 seconds left.



Still a cool shirt, Paul!

Dan is on Twitter. He misses his way-too-large AND 1 shirts he couldn’t back up with his game.

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