Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 10:00 am  |  8 responses

Paul Pierce Unhappy With Playing Time in the Fourth Quarter

The Celtics lost a tight game against Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston last night, and Paul Pierce was not pleased with his lack of playing time in the final stanza. From the Boston Herald: “Many things ruined Paul Pierce’s evening last night. His seven turnovers, which pushed his fumble total up to 13 over the last two games, had to top the list. He was on the floor for the last 3:42 of a 12-0 Cleveland run that wiped out an 11-point Celtics lead and replaced it with an 88-87 Cavaliers win. It wasn’t a healthy way for the Celtics captain and his teammates to end a four-game win streak, or to drop back under .500. But in a rare fit of pique, Pierce chose to question coach Doc Rivers’ decision that left him on the bench until that last 3:42. Asked if the result would have been different if he’d checked back in sooner, Pierce said, ‘I wish I was a fortune teller. I don’t think this would have been the outcome, though.’ Asked if he was disappointed by Rivers’ decision, he said, ‘No comment,’ but also said, ‘Maybe I should play a little more.’ Pierce later said, ‘It’s not his job to explain that. The coaches make their decisions. But at the time we had a pretty good lead, so I could understand it.’”

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  • hulahula

    at last he aint choking on 4th quarter

  • flipnoyce

    It’s all good PDub, you’ll get’em next time. As long as we get in the playoffs we are in business.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=542782613 The White Steve Smith

    Paul Pierce is old and dilapidated. Ainge should trade pierce for Bryan Mullins whille pierce is still worth something

  • Shifty

    Old and dilapidated? When rondo is out this is including last year he almost a triple double threat each night. In fact he got one last year. He has been putting up almost lebron numbers last four games. He just taking a whole to get groove back like dirk

  • smoove

    the white steve smith…you must not have watched the last 5 games, lets not forget he started off season slow becuz of injury.

  • Heals

    The last few years my C’s have blown plenty a 4th quarter lead with PDouble out there too, so he needs to calm down and cease the sniper fire on Doc. As bad as they played down the stretch if RayRay cashes that lay-up to get them 99pts they win. I guess being over .500 has to a few more games…

  • Mooney10

    All the players have to be quiet and just play.

  • Justin G.

    He’s right. The result might have been losing by more and maybe he reaches double digits in turnovers