Found May 16, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Paul Pierce
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
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 forward. Pierce missed his first eight shots, but like a headband-wearing Bruce Banner, he was getting angry, and he was already wearing green. His next two attempts were hard dunks in traffic, one...

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.

Your Morning Dump... Paul Pierce needs to step up or sit down

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Bothered by a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, Pierce has averaged a lowly 10.5 points and converted just 5 of 20 field goal attempts in the series, defended vigorously by Andre Iguodala...

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...

NBA Playoffs Preview – May 16, 2012

In Game 2, the Sixers won by one point, 82-81, led by Jrue Holliday’s 18 points. For Boston, Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce had forgettable games, as both combined for 15 points on 21 shot attempts and 28% from the field. Will Boston be able to get back a game in Philadelphia, or will the Sixers continue their 2012 postseason aura?

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...

Join Celtics Reporter Ben Watanabe for Twitter Q&A on Tuesday at Noon

And then there were eight. A lot has happened since Celtics beat writer Ben Watanabe hosted his last Twitter Q&A, so he's ready to field all of the burning questions you may have now that the playoff field has been cut in half. The Celtics suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of the 76ers on Monday night, and they'll now head to Philadelphia for Games 3...

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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