Efficiency becomes Paul Pierce's game

Once just a scorer, Pierce has evolved into a little of everything for Celtics

Updated: December 3, 2010, 12:14 AM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

Paul Pierce matched his season high of 28 points in the Boston Celtics' 99-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. He was nearly perfect from the field (9-of-11), blaming the two misses on (A) getting fouled and (B) "the rim must have moved." He also made all six of his free throws.

But three plays Pierce made Wednesday speak to the ever-evolving game of the Celtics' captain because none of them involved him scoring -- and two of them were on the defensive end. The guy who ...

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