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RedsArmy.com Player of the Week: Paul Pierce

RedsArmyAdmin January 9, 2010 Uncategorized 2 Comments

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Games this week

  • @ Miami: 17 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast, 2 stl, 5 TO
  • @ Atlanta: 21 pts, 5 reb, 0 ast, 6 stl, 4 TO

Against Miami, the Celtics were down 9 when Pierce re-entered the game.  The Celtics immediately went on a big run to close the gap and force overtime… on a perfect alley oop from the hands of Mr. Pierce.  Against the Hawks, Pierce scored 9 straight points to keep the Celtics within 4 points in the 4th quarter.

And he did it all coming off that knee infection that caused him to miss all that time.  Mind you… Doc promised that Pierce wouldn't play his normal starter minutes.  So what did Pierce play in his 2 games back?  43 minutes against Miami and 40 minutes against Atlanta. 

I guess Doc was right.  He didn't play his normal starter minutes.  He played more than his normal starter minutes.  That's enough to make  Pierce our player of the week.

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

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  • Lex

    KG not coming back anytime soon.
    Assuming he’s healthy, that’s ok. Sheed will get in shape, and all it takes is 1 road win and we get home court for that series. Regardless, our playoff series are all dog fights. So home court isn’t all that important.
    I’ll take health over home court.

  • kd

    That picture of Paul is worth a caption…there are so many options. Maybe a “Paul Pierce Face of the Day?”