It's not quite the Red's Army player of the week honor, but it's nice nonetheless.
Paul Pierce has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers likes what he's seen out of Pierce, but still got on him about shooting more during a 29-point performance against the Mavericks on Saturday.
“He’s starting to get his confidence," said Rivers. "Right now, he’s still searching a little bit, you can see it during the middle of games more. I got on him in a time-out because I thought he was looking to pass too much, which I don’t think I’ve ever had to say that to Paul, and told him to just be aggressive, just be who you are, and he was that."
We like Paul being who he is. That's a good thing.