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He submitted a forgettable first half against the younger, quicker, more agile Thunder. But, when the third quarter started, the captain stamped his imprint on the game, ripping off seven straight points (a fallaway, a drive to the hole and a 3-pointer) to push Boston’s lead to 8.
It was one of those stream-of-consciousness offensive explosions that provided a flashback for Kendrick Perkins, the former Celtics center who now sets bruising screens for Oklahoma City.
“Seen it before,” Perkins said. “Hundreds of times. Paul can score. He’ll always be able to score.”
In the final quarter, Pierce strung together another 3-pointer, a pair of free throws off an acrobatic spin move, then absolutely schooled the overmatched Kevin Martin to push the Celtics in front 88-76. It was the kind of matchup Boston’s coaching staff is wo...