The Raptors dominated the Celtics tonight…for 3 quarters. Then Paul Pierce decided the Celtics were not going to lose this game. For anyone over 30-years-old, it was vintage Larry Bird. Pierce dropped 22 points in the fourth quarter as the C's rallied for the 94-87 win.
Pierce's line for the night: 45 minutes – 36 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists.
The Truth was sick…burying 3s, nailing turnaround jumpers, reverse layups, driving and dishing….you name it, he did it.
As for the Raptors, Jermaine O'Neal (19 first half points) pulled a fantastic disappearing act. In the final 2+ minutes, he had one shot blocked by Perk and coughed up two turnovers. Chris Bosh (9 pts, 0 in the 4th) was a non-factor.
Don't feel bad Raptors fans, the Lakers know exactly how you feel.