Discussion

Pierce triggers turning point

Celtics captain kicks it up a notch and fuels third-quarter comeback

Updated: April 18, 2010, 2:43 AM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPNBoston.com

There it was, the pre-recorded plea for all to see and hear. Paul Pierce, on the Jumbotron, reminding Celtics fans that it was, indeed, the playoffs, and to respond accordingly.

Only problem: Pierce and the Celtics were playing like it was Game 83 of the uninspiring regular season they had just supposedly ended. They were losing. They looked detached. Their coach even told his players they looked as though they had quit.

It was midway through the third quarter and Miami was starting ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

MORE NBA HEADLINES