Paul Pierce just lit up Chris Singleton in the second quarter, teaching the rookie some veteran lessons. On one play, Singleton decided to trail Pierce on a flare screen to the middle, gambling for the pass. The Celtics simply held the ball, and Pierce cut down the middle for an easy layup. Singleton will learn that he can't gamble and go for steals in this league. That said, he should have been given more minutes in the second half. Way too many minutes for Rashard Lewis in this one.
If you watched the game on CSNNE, you heard Mike Gorman talk up Singleton's defense seconds before Pierce went off. Gorman and Tommy proceeded to have a good laugh as Pierce torched the rook.
This was Singleton's "Welcome to the NBA" moment.