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Paul Pierce had another great year and put up solid numbers all around. He was a leader and savior for the Celtics time and time again and continues to show how the next number up in the rafters in Boston will be No. 34. Paul Pierce was the leading scorer on the team, the captain, an All-Star, and a variety of other things for a strong Boston team that was plagued by injuries throughout the season. Despite their problems as a team, one thing was consistent: the Truth, Paul Pierce.
Pierce had another solid year offensively and only managed to miss one game the entire season. He averaged 20.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. He actually improved several of his statistics from the season before, which might be due to the decreased playing time of teammate Kevin Garnett. Overall though, it was just more of the same from Pierce.
During the playoffs, Pierce was still very good but occasionally showed some signs of being worn down from the season as well the amount of minutes he had been asked to play. In the playoffs, Pierce averaged 21 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game between both rounds.
There once again should be more of the same from the Celtics captain next season as long as he remains healthy, which has never really been a problem for Pierce other than that 2006 season.