Today's Madness matchup features Delonte West attempting his best Rajon Rondo impersonation going up against yet another one of Paul Pierce's retro-dunks. Delonte missed a huge portion of the season due to freakishly nagging injuries. Yes, that makes no sense whatsoever, but for some reason that seems about right when it comes to Delonte. This is just one of those plays that shows how valuable he can be as a key reserve at both guard positions. Re-signing him should be a top priority for the Celtics, but of course, at the right amount.
Seed #26: Delonte Threads the Needle at MSG – It's early in the fourth quarter during that late-March matchup at MSG and the Knicks are holding on to a four-point lead. Pierce plays solid defense on Carmelo Anthony, forcing him to miss a jumper as the shot clock is winding down. Rondo comes up with the smart tip rebound/pass to Delonte who starts the break. Delonte notices Jeff Green sneaking through the middle of snoozing Knick transitioners and threads a beautiful needle pass to Green who slams it.
Seed #39: Pierce Spears the Deer – Earlier in March, the Celtics paid a visit to Milwaukee and Pierce made few spectacular plays. This dunk was another he added to his 2011 hit list. It's about halfway through the third quarter, and Pierce is running a one-man fast break. Weaving his way through a herd of Bucks, Pierce blows by Corey Maggette and unleashes a loud slam. Just another run-of-the-mill slam for the 2011 season for Pierce.