Pierce goes bold in postgame comments

May, 19, 2010
The postgame buzz after Tuesday night’s Game 2 Celtics win was about Paul Pierce’s bold comments and a Tweet that appeared on his Twitter page asking: "Anybody got a BROOM?"

While Pierce has since indicated that his Twitter account was hacked and neither he nor anyone in his camp posted that note, he struck a similar tone immediately after the game.

Walking off the court after the Celtics took a 2-0 series lead in Orlando, a fired-up Pierce (who scored a team-high 28 points) stared back at the crowd and announced to the dejected masses, "See y'all next year," seeming to indicate the Celtics intended to win the next two games at home to finish the four-game sweep. He then turned toward his teammates and added, "Two more now, let's be greedy."

And in an on-court interview with ESPN’s Doris Burke (watch it here), Pierce stared into the camera and announced to Celtics fans that “we’re coming home to close it out” before winking his eye.

What’s your take on Pierce’s comments? Could they potentially come back to bite him and the Celtics if the Magic use them as motivation? First Take debated the issue this morning. Check out the back and forth on the video below and leave your comment in the comments section:



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