Found May 01, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
ATLANTA -- On a night where he knew he would have to come up big, Paul Pierce poured in 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to power the Boston Celtics to an 87-80 victory over the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night. Despite being without guard Rajon Rondo, who was suspended for one game for bumping an official in Game 1, and Ray Allen, out with an ankle injury, the Celtics were able to tie the series at a game apiece with a second-half surge. Atlanta seemed to have the game in hand, getting off to the fast start in the third quarter to grab an 11-point advantage. Josh Smith, who finished with 16 points, had six points and six rebounds in that quarter, and Joe Johnson, who had 22, had a big 3-pointer to give the team a 65-54 lead. But the Celtics continued to battle. Keyon Dooling came up with his second of two big 3-pointers in the third to keep the Celtics close, and the Celtics went on a 30-15 run to take 79-72 lead with 3:30 left in the fourth quarter. It would be a lead the...

Paul Pierce is a legend: ‘Tebow’ captain!

Paul Pierce is the captain of the Boston Celtics. He has gone from a Celtic that drifted from season to season, never accomplishing much. Today, he can let his record speak for itself, an NBA champion and Finals MVP. Pierce surpassed Larry Bird to move into number 2 on the Celtics all-time scoring list. He [...]

Paul Pierce “Tebows” on the Hawks logo after the Celtics win

I know a lot of people have mixed feelings about Paul Pierce. Even though he plays for the Celtics, I have an affinity for him. Maybe it’s that he’s from INGLEWOOD. Whatever it is, I respect his confidence on the court. I love that he delivers and then pops sh*t. Tonight following a Celtics win [...]

Video: Paul Pierce is Tebowing

I think the title says it all…

You Can’t Handle The Truth

Paul Pierce willed the Celtics to victory over the Hawks on Tuesday night, dropping 36 points and 14 rebounds in a must-win situation. He absolutely took over in the fourth quarter. What do they say? Big players make big plays in big games? Well Pierce did that again, and he’s earned this montage with a little Eminem dubbed over it. 

GreenLight Madness: Celtics @ Hawks Game 2 ECQF

Earlier we posted highlights of Paul Pierce's masterful performance and now we'll provide some other GreenLights from last night's scintillating win at Atlanta. Keyon Dooling's Threes:   Avery Bradley's Defense (steals and a few nice blocks):     Marquis Daniels' Dunk:   A Pair of Johnsons get SteimRolled:   Pierce gets the Members...

Hawks struggle in 4th, drop Game 2 to Celtics

ATLANTA (AP) -- Paul Pierce battled through another tough shooting night to score 36 points and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The series is tied 1-1. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston, and Rondo will be back for the Celtics in that...

Gang Green goes live at halftime!

Paul Pierce has been going off.  Avery Bradley looks really comfortable.  And the Celtics and Hawks have been locked in a a tight game so far. What's going to happen in the 2nd half?  Join the Gang as they talk about it live at halftime. Watch it here, or hit the jump and join in the conversation via Twitter or the chat room.   Technical issues?  Try the...

Tim Legler to Preview Celtics-Hawks Game 3 on Thursday's Dennis and Callahan

Paul Pierce helped lead the Boston Celtics to a huge 87-80 win over the Hawks in Atlanta on Tuesday night. The C's head back home in hopes of taking a 2-1 series lead over their opening-round foes. ESPN's Tim Legler will be joining the Dennis and Callahan show on Thursday morning to discuss the Celtics play so far this series, and to preview the C's chances of taking...

Paul Pierce Befuddles Coaches, Opponents With Sneaky Skills as Celtics Hope for Another Huge Performance

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Doc Rivers knows what Hawks coach Larry Drew is going through. After Paul Pierce exploded for 36 points and 14 rebounds in 44 grueling minutes in Game 2, Rivers had a good idea of how he would have reacted in his early days coaching against the Celtics. Rivers always seemed to be at a loss for how the stumbling, herky-jerky forward could take over games despite...

Paul's 36 lead Rondo-less Celts

Paul Pierce battled through another tough shooting night to score 36 points, and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta's 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo -- stunning the Hawks 87-80 Tuesday night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The series is tied 1-1. Game 3 is Friday night in Boston, and Rondo will be back for the Celtics in that one, his...

Celtics clamp down late, take Game 2 87-80

No Rajon Rondo? No Ray Allen? Eh, whatever. Paul Pierce turned into the 2002 version of Paul Pierce and carried the Celtics offensively. 36 points, 14 rebounds and one massive, backbreaking shot after another down the stretch more than made up for the Celtics' firepower that was relegated to viewership status. Calling his performance a thing of beauty would be an insult...

Fiddlin' & Diddlin' - Daily Links 5/2

Herald  Doc Rivers on Ray Allen: “We’re kind of lost at what to do” Game 2 final: Celtics 87, Hawks 80 Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has a sprained left knee, status TBD Paul Pierce’s brilliance saves C’s in fourth Quasi-Celtics get even Everyone gets involved for Celtics Penalty as predicted Adjustments pay off as 76ers pull even in series with Bulls Hawks miss...

C's look to even the series without their playmaker in chief

Boston Celtics (0-1) at Atlanta Hawks (1-0) Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:30 PM ET Round 1 Game #2,  Road Game #2 TV:  NBA-TV,   CSNNE, FSSO, TSN Radio:  WEEI,  WCNN Philips Arena  Referees:  Scott Foster,  Ed Malloy, Scott Wall The Celtics come into this game short handed.  With Rondo out, they are missing their engine.   Others will have to step up their game to make...
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