For those that don't know or have not noticed, "the truth" is Paul has been dealing with jammed fingers and a sprain to his hand for the past week or so. This hasn't seemed to bother Paul in the least...or KG for that matter.
We all know how superstitious KG is. Well, maybe ritualistic is the right word. KG definitely likes routines. Things that make him feel good that the C's will win. I know I have my C's pre/during/post-game routines for every game I watch. But it seems KG has taken Paul's hurt hand as a sign of good luck.
Only problem is, I think KG wants Paul's hand to be hurt before every game as part of the routine. I picture KG in an episode of the Sapranos slamming Paul's hand with a hammer he keeps in his locker beside his Adidas.
“We’re gonna keep the hand the way it is,” said Kevin Garnett Speaking of Paul Pierce's shooting hand that has been sprained for a week.
“It’s getting better,” says Paul “The swelling is going down.” But for Garnett, that's not good news...
“We have to put some swelling on that,” KG joked.
Looking at Paul's stat sheet for the week, you'd hardly notice he has a hurt hand. In fact, he has been hitting his FT's and even passed Bob Cousy for 2nd place on the C's all-time made FT's list. He went 12 for 14 vs the Raps and 15 of 16 vs the Hawks last night.
AND he has scored 36 [Raps] and 34 [Hawks] points in the last 2 games . These performances have led Eddie House and KG to comment on Paul's superhuman abilities to come through in spite of the pain. Paul has yet to get an MRI.
“I’ve had a sprained hand for about a week and I’ve been icing it down,” Pierce said after the Raptors game. “I try not to think about it. It’s really bothering me. Every time it starts to get better, it gets hit.”
Whether or not his hand is getting better, he is certainly the man for Boston. He has always had a reputation for pulling the C's through. He gladly steps into the role and the team feeds off it. Call him "The Truth", "Superman" or just plain clutch, Pierce is showing why he was Finals MVP. Boston now stands alone at the top of the Eastern Conference.