Games this week:
- @Toronto: 16 pts, 4 ast, 4 reb, 1 to
- Atlanta: 19 pts, 5 ast, 8 reb, 4 to
- @New Jersey: 24 pts, 3 ast, 6 reb, 1 st. 2 to
- Chicago: 20 pts, 6 ast, 8 reb, 1 to
This could have just as easily been Rajon Rondo's honor this week, but we're giving to Pierce for stepping up and filling the stat sheet all while still trying to recover from the knee infection. Pierce has, once again, been asked to carry the Celtics… and he's done it to the best of his ability. Even in the Chicago loss, when he and the rest of the team was clearly out of gas, he spurred runs that kept the game close. If someone else could have followed that up, the game could have turned around in the Celtics' favor.
Once again… when the excrement hit the spinning blades… the Captain was asked to perform. And even on a leg-and-a-half at best… he did.