Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  13 responses

Paul Pierce Bounces Back in a Big Way

Pierce’s breakout performance couldn’t have come at a more opportune time for the Celtics, who are now just a win away from the Eastern Conference Finals. From the Globe: “Things could have gone the way it had in the past, with LeBron James guarding Pierce. Or the Cavaliers could have chosen to address the fact that Rajon Rondo had dismantled their defense by making their superstar chase the 6-foot-1-inch point guard. ‘It really didn’t matter who was going to guard me,’ Pierce said. ‘I was planning on being more aggressive.’ Pierce’s defensive assignment and the fouls that came with it made it impossible for him to get anything going offensively, but in the Celtics’ 120-88 Game 5 win over the Cavaliers last night, Pierce was as aggressive offensively as he was at every other facet of the game, grabbing 11 rebounds and hounding James in the 42 minutes they were on the floor. The 21 points were the most Pierce has scored all series, and even when things weren’t falling consistently (9 of 21 shooting), he kept looking for his shot. ‘I wanted to be more aggressive getting set up in the paint,’ Pierce said. ‘Just watching the film, there were more opportunities I could get in the paint and stop and get my mid-range jumper.’’’

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  • BostonBaller

    About time he woke up during the film sessions. lol. He played well enough but I think he still has enough in the tank to duel w/ LBJ for atleast 1 game. 1st

  • BostonBaller

    AGAIN P Double is the forgotten star. lol. We love you here in Boston Paul, don’t worry about the national love just worry about your spot on the Duck Boat in June.

  • LA Huey

    “can of worms” has been opened

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    I heard they are going to put hydrolics on his new wheelchair so he can bounce while he bounces from a game.

  • Blake

    The Truth. Big Stat line.

  • Bdub

    Later Cavs. Lebron go to Miami where you can defer to Wade in the playoffs….

  • Silent Storm

    I heard that none of the people posting here have ever come close to playing in the NBA so they have no credibility when it comes to commenting on the injuries of players, especially after the player has been stabbed repeatedly in the past.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/ The Promise

    P Double is back boys.

  • BostonBaller

    I wouldn’t say none…. although I agree with you Silent Storm.

  • http://www.kwapt.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    Ahhhh….the beautiful sound of Hateraide down the throats of those whose teams are playing golf. *glug* *gulp* *glug*

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    hahaha.. Kobewearsapurplethong… you got a little kobe juice running down ya chin.

  • BostonBaller

    This post is indicative of the NBA in the fact that PDouble is getting no love (7 comments) and LBJ is getting much love/hate (300 plus comments) LBJ is obviously THE star but Pierce has a body of work that should garner more interests than he gets. Is it a Boston thing or is it that he has never been an ESPN top play player? This discrepancy is scary to the point of ridiculousness.