It's that time of the year again when players have tired legs and weary bodies. It is no longer as much a battle of skill, but a battle of will.
The will to bring home the Larry O'Brien Trophy and have a Celtic awarded with the William Felton Russell Finals MVP Trophy.
Paul Pierce is leading the Celtics by his sheer will to win. Effort, will and skill have been his calling card when the game is on the line. He has taken some of the load off of Kevin Garnett whom it seems, has aged before our eyes for the second half of the season. He needed the rest, but was in Houston as a starter for the EC for the all-star break instead.
Pierce is bringing his "old-man game," and as he is want to say, "giving the game what it needs." PP is getting buckets, rebounds and playing an overall smarter game. He exploded out of the gates against the Warriors, being his usual efficient self finishing 9 for 15 line finishing with 26 points, eight rebounds, four assists, but he also had seven turnov...