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Paul Pierce wants no part of being part of another rebuilding team. Ideally he'd like to get a 2nd championship in Boston, but if that doesn't look likely, he's more than willing to compete for his 2nd title elsewhere. In a very open and revealing interview with the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett, Pierce let his feelings be known.
“I want an opportunity to at least try to win another championship, simple and plain. And if that’s not going to be here — if that’s going to be somewhere else — so be it. That’s what it has to be. I mean, even the greatest players played for other franchises.
“And sometimes it’s not about the player; it’s about the franchise moving forward and doing what they feel is best for them. And players have their agendas, too, as far as older players as they wind down their career wanting to finish on successful teams.”
Pierce has threatened to retire at season's end if the Celtics go into a rebuilding mode, but I doubt very much if he does t...
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Paul Pierce had some fun with Fab Melo at practice today. Here’s the play-by-play of their impromptu one-on-one battle.
Pierce strips Melo
Melo jump hook (2-0)
Pierce airball/claims foul
Pierce baby hook (2-2)
Pierce another baby hook (2-4)
Pierce walks away triumphantly
(Video courtesy WEEI’s Mike Petraglia; featured image courtesy Greg Payne)
Paul Pierce wants to play basketball with you. No, seriously. The Celtics’ captain was not impressed by the trampoline-aided aerial acrobatics of Lucky, the team’s mascot, but he is excited at the prospect of playing “H-O-R-S-E” with a “real” Celtics fan. A game from the Massachusetts Lottery offers a chance to play with Pierce, plus other prizes. Check out Pierce’s...
If you missed this game, wow I feel bad for you. Tonight was a vintage Paul Pierce game, led by an offensive explosion in the third quarter. The first half played at a much slower pace, dominated by the refs but the Celtics had the game in their control all night. Pierce led the Celtics with 24 and Bean was the leading scorer for the Flakers with 27. The Truth was obviously jacked...
BOSTON — This was not just another game. When the Celtics and Lakers play, even if their cumulative records are below .500 and their seasons have been more disappointing than triumphant, nobody in green or purple tries to give the old sports trope about every game counting the same. This game means a little extra, especially to Paul Pierce, born and raised in Inglewood, Calif....
The Boston Celtics have won their last 5 games since Rondo went down with a torn ACL. The general consensus was that without Rondo and the advanced age of the Celtics, hopes of a title this season are effectively older. Celts head coach Doc Rivers said not to count the team out but at least one member of the franchise has acknowledged that he’s not willing to apart of a team that’s...
When Celtics All Star Rajon Rondo was lost to a season ending injury he was dominating the NBA in triple doubles, even posting one in each of his final two games. In Boston’s first contest without Rondo, Paul Pierce managed a trible double of his own. During the C’s 5 game winning streak Pierce has continually put up some very Rondo-esque numbers. His scoring is down...
Sure, the rumors are fun, but Celtics President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge, shot them down Thursday when asked about the much talked about trade assets, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. He stated comfortably, that the most likely scenario is that the two will not be traded at the deadline.
According to ESPN:
On if he’s comfortable saying that Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce...
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says the recent trade rumors around the teams star players have all been made up by the media. "All from [the media]," the Celtics' coach said
Tip: 8PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: TNT Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Nick Buchert and Ed Malloy
Boston Celtics Tickets
At home: 17-9
On road: 8-16
Streak: Won 5
Streak: Won 3
Buckets: Pierce (18.5 ppg)
Buckets: Kobe Bryant (27.6 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.4 rpg)
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“I’ve watched a couple highlights with (Gay) and (DeMar) DeRozan and they seem pretty explosive,” said Paul Pierce. “I’ve seen them put up some numbers… So when you add a talent like Rudy Gay to go along...
The familiar ''Beat LA!'' chant started in the third quarter.
It's easier to do that now than it was during most of the Lakers-Celtics rivalry. But there's still something special when the teams who have met in a record 12 NBA Finals face each other, even if they've been struggling just to reach the playoffs.
''No matter what direction these...
Tip: 7PM Court: Air Canada Centre Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Bennie Adams, Brent Barnaky and Pat Fraher
Spread: TOR -3.0
Boston Celtics Tickets
On road: 7-14
At home: 12-12
Streak: Won 4
Streak: Lost 1
Buckets: Pierce (18.6 ppg)
Buckets: DeMar DeRozan (17.6 ppg)
I am on record saying that the Celtics window has closed and it is time to blow up the team. KG and Paul Pierce would be considered valuable assets to teams who are in a position to make a NBA Finals run. Every trade should be explored by Danny Ainge at this point.
KG has a no trade clause, but from these quotes it appears if the right trade came around he would be interested....
I love beating the Lakers. It's even better when the win is a humiliating blow out. The Lakers were jubilant when the Celtics got called for 5 fouls inside of 30 seconds to start the game but when the calls started to even out, they started crying and whining about it. Of course, there were multiple wheelchair references. And I got the feeling that most Lakers fans...
The Celtics handily defeated the L.A. Lakers in Boston TD Garden Thursday night by a score of 116-95! A game that saw Celtics star Kevin Garnett reach the 25,000 Pt. level and be listed as the 16th top NBA scorer of all time.
However, even KG himself would say the more important story was that the Celtics gelled well, played tough defense, and maintained balanced team basketball...