Paul Pierce Called ‘Series’ After Go-Ahead Three-Pointer in Game 5

by May 14, 2015
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The Truth told a lie. According to the AJC, Paul Pierce turned to the Hawks’ bench after hitting a potential game-winning shot in Game 5 and shouted, “Series!” Of course, Al Horford and the Hawks had something to say about that on the next possession.

Pierce hit a 3-pointer with 8.3 seconds left that gave the Wizards an 81-80 lead over the Hawks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Wednesday at Philips Arena. The potential game-winning shot came in front of the Hawks bench.

 

Pierce turned to the bench and said, β€œSeries.” The bravado was heard by people sitting nearby.

 

Oops.

 

The Hawks pulled out an 82-81 victory when Al Horford scored on a putback with one second remaining. It’s the Hawks that now hold a 3-2 series advantage.