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Pierce Bounces Back In Celtics Win Over The Nets

Pierce Leads Celtics In Win Over New Jersey (Photo by Elise Amendola - AP)

Paul Pierce bounced back rather quickly after scoring only one point and going 0-10 from the field in Sunday’s win over the Miami Heat. Wednesday night, Pierce went 10-18 from the field and scored 31 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 94-80 win over the New Jersey Nets.  The Celtics are headed into the All-Star break with the best record in the Eastern Conference (40-14).  The Nets definitely didn’t look like a team with a record of 17-40, but this was still not enough to get past Pierce and the Celtics. Brook Lopez led the team with 18 points and Devin Harris also contributed 16 points in the loss.

It was a one-point game in the fourth quarter until the Celtics turned up their defense and went on a 16-0 run to begin the blowout.  Pierce scored 7 pts in this run and handed the Nets yet another loss.  Ray Allen had 12 points in the win and Rajon Rondo dished out eight assists.  Kevin Garnett also played well, racking up another double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Pierce Going For Allen’s 3 Point Record?

Well…not exactly.  But, with 3:56 left in the fourth quarter Pierce drained a three giving him a total of 1,542 on his career.  This three tied him with NBA great Tim Hardaway for 12th all time in the NBA.

Scoreless For Almost Four Minutes

After Pierce drained that three, the Nets could not buy a bucket.  The Nets had played a strong three and half quarters but could not finish the game.  Derrick Favors was the first Net to score since the four minute mark with two free throws with 55 seconds left.  Favors, the rookie from Georgia Tech, finished the game with four points and seven rebounds.

Celtics Look Ahead

Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Rajon Rondo are all headed down to Los Angeles for the All-Star game.  Ray and Pierce will also compete against one another in the three-point contest.  After the break, the Celtics will go on a four-game road trip facing the Warriors, Nuggets, Clippers and Jazz before returning home to Boston to face the Suns on March 2nd.

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