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Paul Pierce is famously difficult to move off his spot, whether he’s playing defense or creating space to get a shot up for himself. But at least one defender has found a way to turn Pierce’s positioning in his favor.
Shane Battier iced Miami’s 105-103 victory over the Celtics with a clever inbounds play Monday night. Looking to get the ball in, he saw Pierce’s trenchant frame was blocking the way — but was also facing away from him. So Battier did what any smart player should. He inbounded the ball off Pierce’s backside, collected the “pass” once he jumped onto the court and ended the game.
It was a pretty head’s-up play for Battier, who’s known to be one of the brainier ones in the game, but it wasn’t that creative. That’s because it’s the second time Battier has used the ploy against Pierce.
This time, maybe Pierce should have known what was coming.
Check out Monday night’s inbounds play in the video below, then check out the video below that to see Battier’s first rendition,
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Kevin Garnett is a go tonight according to Doc Rivers #celtics
— gary washburn (@GwashNBAGlobe) March 20, 2013
It's good to see the big fella back and active for tonight's game. I wonder how many minutes Doc will let him play against the lowly Hornets. Tip-off tonight in New Orleans is at 8 PM.
LeBron James absolutely crushed a dunk over Jason Terry during the first half of the Celtics and Heat match-up on Monday night. The poster came only a week after Brandon Knight was dunked on in the same fashion by DeAndre Jordan. LeBron was also receiving an alley-oop during his massacre of a defender.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James has taken it to Boston's Jason Terry again.
Miami's superstar said Wednesday that he ranks his monster dunk over Terry on Monday night as one of his best, and that it's one of his favorites because of his history with the talkative Celtics guard. James soared and grabbed a lob pass before smashing it over Terry, who was helpless to defend...
Jason Terry is on a tombstone with Brandon Knight.
Jason Terry is a vet, he should have learned from Brandon Knight, to just get out of the way.
Especially, when the King is coming down the court. I must admit, I like this dunk better than the DeAndre Jordan dunk and that is saying a lot.
Sorry, it had to be you Jet. Expect the memes to come fast and furious.
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