Paul Pierce News Archive
Pierce's coach, Randy Wittman, believes that the veteran forward will return to the Wizards next season, The Washington Post reports.
Pierce hit a potential game-tying shot as the buzzer expired that would have put the Wizards in overtime, but had the shot waved as it was deemed to be released after the buzzer had sounded. He finished the game with just four points, five rebounds, one steal, and one block in 24 minutes of action in Game 6.
Pierce scored 22 points (8-13 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 1-2 Ft) to go along with five rebounds, one assist and three blocks in 33 minutes in Game 4 Monday against the Hawks.
Pierce had a nerve in his back act up during the first half of Saturday's Game 3 win, the AP reports. He was able to play through the issue in the second half and scored the game-winning shot as time expired.
Pierce, who was inefficient throughout the game, turned hero, hitting the game winner as time expired Saturday, ending with 13 points (5-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt), seven rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes.