In a near vintage performance, Paul Pierce scored 14 of his game-high 34 points in the 4th quarter to lead the Celtics to a 100-94 win over the Wizards.
With the Celtics reeling after blowing a 15-point 3rd quarter lead, Pierce took over the game. He scored 10 straight points during the fourth quarter.
Pierce also chipped in 10 assists, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. I said “near vintage” because Pierce still appears to be a step slow. But I’m not trying to knock him. It was a classic “give the game what it needs” performance. He definitely improved his trade value. I’m kidding!
Ray Allen left the game in the 2nd quarter with a jammed ankle. He went down while coming off a screen. It was an awkward fall. The ankle didn’t appear to roll. We can only hope Ray doesn’t miss significant time.