Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  6 responses

Paul Pierce on Clutch 3: ‘Thought That Was Our Best Shot’

With the Boston Celtics holding on a to a 1-point lead late in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals last night, Paul Pierce pulled up for a gutsy (if questionable) three-pointer with LeBron James closing in on him. It splashed through the hoop, and catapulted the Celtics into the series lead. Pierce said afterward that he never had any doubts. Per the Boston Herald: “Was Pierce thinking 3 the whole time? ‘It’s kind of hard to say in those situations,’ he said. ‘Things are going so fast. You kind of play on instincts.’ But … ‘I saw him back up,’ Pierce said, referring to LeBron’s Welcome Wagon. ‘He gave me a step. I knew it was within my range. The shot clock was winding down …’ So he took the shot. Up went LeBron’s arm. Down went the ball, into the basket. ‘That’s just being in those moments so many times,’ Pierce said. ‘And understanding what your team needs, and being able to concentrate and get the best shot for us. I thought that was our best shot. Once I saw him back up, then I was able to knock it down.’”

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  • Grizz

    Has anyone ever noticed that Paul Pierce looks exactly like that rapper Mystikal?

  • Heals

    It was definitely a good choice, after it went in that is…

  • Bravo

    No he don’t. Your just blind. Boston wins next game

  • Riggs

    Lebron actually couldve gotten a piece, the replay shows him still touching the ball a bit, so it wasnt lebrons lack of defense just better offense.

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  • barnabusb

    Pierce plays lower to the ground than Oliver Miller. He was never known for his hops, but half the time it looks like he can barely jump for rebounds. I’m always shocked that he can get his shots off like he can, considering he plays like an old dude at the Y.