Paul Pierce Shares Story Behind Favorite Game-Winning Shot (Video)

Paul Pierce has spent this week illustrating exactly how it feels to attempt a game-winning buzzer-beater in an NBA game. On Monday, Pierce shared the story of his most painful miss, which came in 2000 loss to the Toronto Raptors during the formative years of his Boston Celtics career. His Tuesday column for The Players’ Tribune was a bit more upbeat. In the latter, Pierce described...
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Paul Pierce Recalls Infamous Missed Shot In Players’ Tribune Piece

Paul Pierce has missed plenty of big shots in his 16-year NBA career, but there’s one in particular that stuck with him. Pierce wrote an article for The Players’ Tribune on Monday, and he recalled a game between the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors from 15 years ago. That night, he learned a thing or two about not getting down on himself after...
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In Isaiah Thomas, Celtics Finally Have Found Much-Needed Closer

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The final possession of Celtics games earlier this season were a study in sloppiness. Blown plays, subpar looks, questionable ball-handling and one ever-present question: Who would take the last shot? Ever since Paul Pierce packed his bags and headed to Brooklyn two summers ago, the Celtics had no real answer to that one...
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Wizards Hit Rock Bottom In Philly

It’s not a good thing… when a team that is trying to lose beats you. The Wizards falling for the sixth straight game, a 89-81 loss to the Sixers in Philadelphia on Friday night. .@NerlensNoel3 is ruthless. — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) February 28, 2015 The Wizards again shorthanded, playing without shooting guard Bradley Beal (stress reaction,...
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Wizards Tailspin Continues

The Wizards have won only twice in the past month, now losers of five straight after a 97-77 drubbing at the hands of the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Wednesday night. Perhaps Wednesday night’s loss can be contributed to the hype surrounding Kevin Garnett’s return to the T-Wolves. KG with only five points, but added eight rebounds a pair of assists and blocks and a steal along...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota 97, Washington 77; 25 February 2015 (Washington 33-25, Minnesota 13-43)

Photo Credit: Washington Wizards Lose to Golden State, not many folk get shaken. The Warriors are one of the NBA’s best teams. Get blown out by Minnesota? Let the worrying commence. Oh, by the way, not only did Paul Pierce sit out the game (after getting a bruised knee Tuesday night against Golden State), but Kris Humphries strained a left groin muscle in the Wednesday night game...
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Paul Pierce ruled out with bruised knee against Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce was a late scratch Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves because of a bruised knee. Pierce knocked knees with a Golden State defender in the closing seconds of a loss on Tuesday night, but coach Randy Wittman said before the game against the Wolves that he expected his veteran to be available. Pierce tried to warmup...
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Game Notebook 57, Wizards vs. Warriors: Reeling Wiz Torched by Curry; 26 Turnovers

Warriors 114 Wizards 107 February 24, 2015 – Verizon Center, Washington, DC The Wizards finally played with the energy we’ve been looking for. Coach Randy Wittman said after the game, “that’s the hardest we’ve played in weeks.” Paul Pierce scored 24 points, including a 3rd quarter in which he matched a scorching hot Stephen Curry […] The post Game Notebook 57, Wizards...
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Warriors Too Much For Wizards

The Wizards tail spin continues, Washington losing for the fourth straight time, a 114-107 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday night at the Verizon Center. Stephon Curry returning from a one game absence due to a sore right foot, to lead the Warriors (44-10) with 32 points. VIDEO: Stephen Curry Completely Toys With The Wizards – ...
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Wizards Shortcomings at Wing Being Exposed

Photo by Keith Allison – Flickr The Washington Wizards downward spiral continued on Sunday in Detroit with a 106-89 loss at the Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich. After opening up an 11-point lead in the second quarter at 51-40, the Wizards were outscored 66-38 the final 26 minutes. The end result was their third straight loss and eighth in their last 10 games. The loss left the...
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The Pierce/Garnett trade is a gift that keeps on giving

It’s so hard to keep track of all the moving parts in Danny Ainge’s rebuilding plan. There are so many picks with so many protections from so many teams. Players have come and gone. And, the thing that most people aren’t talking about, is how the Celtics structure just about every trade to get themselves a “traded player exception”. If you know what a TPE is, then you...
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LeBron James Smacks Paul Pierce In The Face On Way To Dunk

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers destroyed the Washington Wizards in a 38 point route Friday evening. Two of James’ 28 points came on this uncontested dunk after he gave Paul Pierce a little stiff-arm to the face. [Via] The post LeBron James Smacks Paul Pierce In The Face On Way To Dunk appeared first on Diehardsport.
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38-point loss drops Wiz to 1-8 against some of East's best

WASHINGTON (AP) Randy Wittman's patience was understandably in short supply. His Washington Wizards had just finished losing by 38 points - the team's biggest home defeat in 40 years, and its latest in a series of setbacks against top Eastern Conference opponents. So the coach allowed for all of three words to be uttered by the reporter asking the opening question at Wittman's news...
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KG trade cements Celtics-Nets 2013 deal as one of worst ever

    This embed is invalid   " /> Every Boston Red Sox fan remembers the Heathcliff Slocumb trade. You know, the 1997 deal in which the Sox dealt a middling reliever to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for two players — Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe — who less than a decade later would help bring the city its first championship in 86 years? With every month...
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Revisiting the Pierce-KG trade (Aka how Danny Ainge murdered the Nets)

Thursday's trade with the Suns wasn't just a trade with the Suns -- it was also the latest (and perhaps final) chapter of the Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade with the Nets.The Celtics traded both Marcus Thornton and the Cavaliers 2016 1st round pick for Isaiah Thomas, and both of those assets (plus Tyler Zeller) were acquired back in July after the Celtics absorbed Thornton's contract...
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Wizards trade Andre Miller to Kings for Ramon Sessions

The Washington Wizards have traded guard Andre Miller to the Sacramento Kings for guard Ramon Sessions, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Kings trading Ramon Sessions to Washington for Andre Miller, source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 19, 2015   The trade reunites Miller with new Kings coach George Karl. Karl had a close relationship...
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WATCH: Paul Pierce shoves Drake for being annoying

Paul Pierce clearly wasn’t enjoying Drake’s company on Wednesday night, so he shoved the rapper to create some separation between the two. Drake was seated courtside for Wizards-Raptors, and he and his friends were enjoying the action from the front-row view. Toward the end of the game, with just 12 seconds remaining and the Raptors leading 95-93, Pierce attempted to inbound...
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Drake Annoys Paul Pierce, Gets Shoved During Wizards-Raptors (Video)

Paul Pierce doesn’t find Drake very funny. The Toronto-born rapper was at the Air Canada Centre for the Raptors’ matchup with the Wizards on Wednesday, and he thought it would be hilarious to bother the Washington forward from the sideline. Drake got behind Pierce and laughed hysterically as the former Boston Celtics star was trying to make an inbounds pass with 12 seconds...
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Paul Pierce shoves Drake after rapper crowds him on inbounds play (video)

Paul Pierce had no time or patience for the inappropriate front row antics of Drake during the tense, waning moments of a tight basketball game between the Washington Wizards and Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night. But given the annoyingly foolish conduct of the Toronto-based rapper, it wouldn’t have mattered if Drake’s...Read More The post Paul Pierce shoves...
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Drake Gets A Little Too Close for Comfort to Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce was set to inbounds the basketball with 12.9 seconds and the Washington Wizards trailing the Toronto Raptors 95-93. Then there was Drake. The Raptors “global ambassador” was standing over the shoulder of Pierce just as he was about to make the most important inbounds of the game. Believing Drake was a little too close for comfort, Pierce gave Drake a nice quick shove...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce’s NBA Career Turns 16, Bringing Back Memories Of Breakout Debut

This embed is invalid" /> Paul Pierce has been playing in the NBA since before most current high school sophomores were born. Thursday marked the 16th anniversary of Pierce’s NBA debut for the Boston Celtics, and it’s easy to forget just how impressive a debut that was. Starting as a rookie in the first game of the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season, Pierce immediately...
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Paul Pierce Jaw Drops on Mike Scott’s Posterizing Dunk over Bradley Beal

One play may have summed up the Atlanta Hawks dominance of the Washington Wizards this season. Current Hawks forward and former Virginia standout Mike Scott got the ball on an outlet pass from teammate Kyle Korver. Ahead on the break Scott was met by Wizards guard Bradley Beal. Unfortunately for Beal, he was just in the way of Scott’s path to the rim. Scott throws it down on the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce passes Alexis English on the NBA all-time scoring list

With a three-pointer in the opening minutes of the Washington Wizards game against the Charlotte Hornets, Paul Pierce passed Alexis English for 15th all-time on the NBA scoring list: Pierce has 25,622 career points and has his sights on two former C's legends: Kevin Garnett is still adding to his 25,884 points, but you have to wonder if this could be KG's last season. One of the...
Via Celtics Life
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

It's time to fall out of love with 'The Big Three' structure

Does the structuring of a "Big 3" in the NBA actually work? it's time to find out. The post It’s Time To Fall Out Of Love With ‘The Big 3′ Structure In The NBA appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

I Am Boston, featuring the world's greatest fans: Devin Calkins

The Boston Celtics boast a rich history that began in 1946 and has continued with seventeen championships and millions of memories.CelticsLife's "I Am Boston" offers a closer look at the individuals that make up the most loyal and supportive professional sports fans in the world.Profile: Devin William Calkins, 19 year old from Bow, New HampshireI've been a Celtics fan for as much...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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