Paul Pierce hit a game-winning jumper at the buzzer to beat the Hawks on Saturday. Afterwards, Hawks guard Dennis Schröder called Pierce’s bank shot “lucky.” And while Pierce didnt’ exactly deny that he didn’t call bank (he did call “game”) he offered a different kind of barb in response: “He probably missed with me in 2K.”
Details, from CBS Sports:
Paul Pierce hit the game-winning shot over Dennis Schröder in the Washington Wizards’ 103-101 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. It was from his sweet spot, the left elbow, and it was a familiar sight in that kind of situation. Schröder, however, didn’t exactly expect it to go in, saying he contested it as well as he could and Pierce just made a tough shot.
“It was a lucky shot and we lost the game,” Schröder said.
That comment was relayed to Pierce, who responded perfectly.
“I guess Schröder’s going to say that ’cause he’s a little young,” the 37-year-old said. “He hasn’t been able to see it over the past 17 years.
“He probably missed with me in 2K,” Pierce continued. “He probably used me and missed.”
Schröder, who is 21 years old, was a little misguided in saying that. He did indeed defend it as well as he could, but Pierce has made what feels like millions of clutch shots in that area. It wasn’t the least bit surprising when it dropped.