During the past five seasons the Celtics have provided us with several close games culminating with clutch three-pointers that either tied or won a game. Ray Allen hit a ton of those, but other players, especially Paul Pierce hit their fair share as well. Today’s matchup features a couple of those very shots. The first one, is Rondo’s clutch three against Philadelphia at the end of Game 7 in the ECSF. So it didn’t tie the game or with it at the buzzer, but this shot capped an incredible one-man takeover by Rondo to close out Philly just after Pierce fouled out. When voting, focus only on his three at the end of the compilation, not everything else. Check out the clips below to see his matchup.
Seed #14: Rondo’s Clutch Three, Game 7 vs Philly ECSF – Paul Pierce had just fouled out late in the fourth quarter of the deciding Game 7 between the Celtics and the Sixers. At that point, the C’s were only up by 3 with 4 minutes left, hardly a guarantee to advance. Rondo essentially took control of the game, scoring 11 points, grabbing 2 rebounds and confidently stepping into and drilling a killer three to finish off the Sixers.
Seed #19: Pierce’s Clutch Three vs Knicks – In what was voted as one of the greatest games of the 2011-2012 season, Paul Pierce didn’t disappoint in theatrics. Just as he has many times against the Knicks, he came through in the clutch, drilling a three to tie the game and send it into OT, where they would eventually prevail.
Rondo’s Three vs Philly or Pierce’s Three vs NYK?