Paul Pierce Says Farewell Tour Not Causing Distractions

by March 07, 2017

Paul Pierce is going through a fairly under-the-radar farewell tour, and that’s just fine by him.

Unlike Kobe Bryant’s circus-like exit, The Truth says his 19th and final NBA season has been distraction-free.

Pierce faced the Cetlics for the last time Monday night, but happily sat on the bench for the entirety of the Clippers’ 116-102 victory.

Per the OC Register:

“I didn’t really expect no farewell tour,” he said. “I didn’t expect that.”

 

Last month in Boston, Doc Rivers gave Pierce the start at small forward and his late 3-pointer nearly blew the roof off of TD Garden. Both Rivers and Pierce downplayed the significance of Monday’s encore.

 

Said Pierce: “I really didn’t put too much thought into this one today. It was more about being in that arena, being in the Garden, more so than playing against the team. It’s a whole new team, new coach. I haven’t really put too much thought in about this being the last game against the Celtics.”

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