Proving That Paul Pierce Has Been the Boston Celtics’ Best Player This Season

January 8th, 2013 by Sebastian Lena Leave a reply »
Both Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett have served as vital pieces towards the Boston Celtics’ success this year. However, it is Paul Pierce whose production ultimately decides whether the team sinks or swims.

Does that really surprise anyone?

Since being drafted by the Celtics in 1998 with the 10th overall pick, Pierce has been nothing but loyal to the city of Boston. He’s been through the ups—winning the NBA title during the 2007-08 season—and he’s been through the downs—six losing seasons. Yet no matter what, he has never once demanded to be traded.

Pierce might be Boston’s leading scorer for the past 12 seasons, but he has been the team’s heart and soul for all 14 years of his career.

That has not been more evident than it is this year.

Without Pierce, the Celtics would not even be thinking about a second-half turnaround right now.



At 35, you’d expect Pierce’s production to be in decline.

Instead, his numbers only seem to be on the rise.

Through 34 games this season, Pier ...

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