Found May 18, 2012 on Red's Army:
image courtesy Molly McGrath ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg has a summary of the morning shootaround: * For the first time in a while, health didn't dominate the conversation. It's pretty much assumed at this point that all the dinged up bodies -- including Paul Pierce (left MCL sprain), Ray Allen (right ankle bone spurs), and Avery Bradley (sore left rotator cuff) -- will be playing through their aches and pains. All 15 guys were on the floor as the team prepared to launch into shootaround. * Pierce did sport a bulky stabilizing brace over his left knee. Boston's captain, who has clearly grown tired of the questions about his health and has lately resorted to saying he's fine, clarified that he is unlikely to wear the brace during Game 4. Pierce politely suggested it was strictly precautionary by noting, "Well, when I first hurt (the knee) it was in a shootaround, why have another accident at shootaround?" Pierce suffered the MCL sprain when he tr...

Paul Pierce practices in a knee brace, probably won’t wear it in Game 4

Paul Pierce sprained his MCL in shootaround prior to Game 4 against the Atlanta Hawks and then scored 24 points in 17 minutes later that same night. I know I’m opening myself to a whole line of wheelchair retorts, but Pierce simply doesn’t feel pain like most humans. Jermaine O’Neal would have missed four full seasons with a sprained MCL.

Paul Pierce in attack mode during Game 3 revival

The saying goes that a person can tell a lie so often he starts to believe it as truth. But what if a twinge of pain reminds him of his dishonesty with every step he takes?We could all see Paul Pierce’s discomfort during Games 1 and 2. Doc Rivers admitted he had to alter his offensive play-calling to accommodate Pierce’s decreased mobility. Tony Battie, a former teammate...

Paul Pierce Goes Out of Element, Inspires Teammates to Lead Celtics to Wide Victory Over Sixers in Game 3

PHILADELPHIA -- Every time he took a hard hit without drawing a whistle, Paul Pierce glared at the officials a little longer and a little icier. The Philadelphia 76ers knew the Celtics captain was gutting through a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, and they sensed a weakness. Rather than back off the guy with the gimpy leg, the Sixers hammered away at the veteran...

2012 NBA Playoffs: Paul Pierce Dunks On Thaddeus Young (Eastern Conference Semi-Finals - Game 3)

Mavs Odom Trade Ideas: Pierce, Gasol, J-Smith

The Mavs are now on record as viewing Lamar Odom's contract as a 'very desireable' trade asset. That's the trigger for us to play 'Amateur GM' and to construct concepts featuring Josh Smith, Pau Gasol or Paul Pierce. What's pie-in-the-sky? What's 'very desireable'? Read on:

Paul Pierce All Stars

Paul Pierce All-Stars is an idea derived from Bill Simmons’ Reggie Cleveland All-Stars of players whose name denote another ethnicity than their own. This team is composed of players who in better shape than they appear to be in. The inspiration, Paul Pierce, doesn’t have the tone that many NBA players have but is one of the more durable athletes

Dunk of the night: Paul Pierce turns back the clock and soars over the 76ers. Twice

Paul Pierce is a sure fire future Hall of Famer.  I started somewhat of a riot on Twitter a week or so ago when I claimed I wold take Paul Pierce over Scottie Pippen. But that is for another article all together.  You knew the Celtics, sensing this is their last best chance at a title, would come out more [...]

Garnett, Pierce, Rondo lead Celts' win

Kevin Garnett scored 27 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and used a dominant second quarter to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 107-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Whistled for a costly illegal pick late in a Game 2 loss, Garnett crushed the Sixers early and never let them think about a fourth-quarter rally. Garnett...

Kevin Garnett's Interior Presence, Paul Pierce Offensive Initiative Key to Celtics Success (Video)

Rajon Rondo was once again the catalyst for the Celtics offense on Wednesday night, leading the C's to a big 107-91 victory over the 76ers. The tempo of the game was a big factor in the win, as was the defensive pressure that Rondo, Kevin Garnett and the rest of the Boston squad was able to push on Philadelphia. NESN's Jayme Parker caught up with Gary Washburn of the Boston...

Presence of Ray Allen, Avery Bradley and Paul Pierce Provide Boost for Celtics, However Small

PHILADELPHIA -- Ray Allen finds it hard to say no to a treadmill. The Celtics shooting guard was in a conundrum when he encountered that piece of exercise equipment here, where the Celtics were due to take on the Sixers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday. Allen, who is known to take hundreds of jump shots and run several miles every day when healthy, prudently...

Celtics Must Maintain Aggressive Attack to Keep High Odds for NBA Title

Now that's what we're talking about. After a pair of one-point games, the Boston Celtics said "enough of this" and took it to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, obliterating the competition 107-91 on Philly's own court. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Rajon Rondo combined for 74 of Boston's points, while Rondo had...

Top 10 Celtics - Sixers Game Three Takeaways

10) This series was a lot more fun before Paul Pierce showed up9) Kevin Garnett isn't exactly shy about telling you how his day is going8) So much for home court advantage7) When Spencer Hawes, Elton Brand and Evan Turner combine for 11 points, the Sixers aren't beating anyone6) If you want to say Celtics in five now that they are well and truly awake, I can't argue5...

Celtics 107, Sixers 91: Game 3 becomes a Boston blowout victory

The two main differences between tonight and the first two games of this series:1) Watching the first two games brought as much joy as repeatedly getting struck in the nose with a hammer. Watching Game 3 was more like going to a really fun water park, at least from the perspective of a Celtics fan.and2) Tonight, the Celtics just wouldn’t stop attacking.It took them less than...

Time to Toughen Up

For the Sixers the time to toughen up is now. It’s not just that they lost game three that’s so disappointing, but it’s the way they lost it. They didn’t just lose, Boston beat them down. They were outplayed and outhustled for the bulk of the game; somewhat surprising from a scrappy Sixer team that has maximized their talent all season. No the 7-6 aren’t the NBA’s toughest...

Celtics Take Series Lead

Photo courtesy of CSN Philly Last night the Wells Fargo Center was electric as one of the NBA's greatest rivalries returned to Philadelphia...unfortunately it didn't end well.  The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers and the home crowd, 107-91.  The Celtics put a beating on the 76ers for most of the game, and now have a 2-1 series lead.  The Sixers came out...
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