Paul Pierce for the second game in a row put the Celtics on his back and took them to victory. He had his second straight game playing over 40 minutes and the second straight game scoring over 30 points. His stats for this game: 34 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 assist.
But, the biggest basket of the night came after Marvin Williams put the Hawks up 1 with just over 7 minutes to go in the game. The ball was inbounded to KG who passed the ball off to Pierce who dribbled down the side and hit a fall away jumper with Al Horford in his face. And it wasn't just the game winner. He hit two very clutch free throws down the stretch as well. Pierce's legacy as a Celtic is certainly growing. Monday it was the 22 point 4th quarter to win the game and against the Hawks it was clutch free throws and the game winner. The Truth is becoming Superman before our eyes.
I have to give an honorable mention to KG though as he came up big in this game. He finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks and a whole lot of defense. He energized the crowd and the team.