You’ll’ notice a familiar face in all three of these highlights from last night, as the captain has elevated his play to a level that places his amongst the top small forwards in the NBA once again. What does 26.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 8.8 assists over a four-game stretch without half the team’s starting lineup look like? Something like this….
3. Paul Pierce the distributor. And who is this big man that is rolling to the hoop hard after the pick? Doesn’t he know this is against the rules? This is a pick-and-pop team! All kidding aside, the awakening of Chris Wilcox, who was actually starting to play well even before his calf injury bodes extremely well for this team? Wilcox’s little secret? He’s a great finisher at the rim, as shown in plays like this
2. Paul Pierce the finisher. Let’s not kid ourselves though, the real highlight of this clip is Avery’s recovery ability. It’s one thing to recover to get the block, but managing to get virtually in front of Collison after getting picked off like that? Beyond impressive
1. Paul Pierce, the scrapper. All I will say is just how much this play……
reminded me of this play:
0. I know KG is tough on the young guys, but this seemed excessive. Avery can be counted on a couple of boneheaded plays like this every night, but let’s hope they remain of the inconsequential nature like this one.