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Paul Pierce thinks certain players are inherently more clutch than others.
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Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter to propel the Nets to a 94-87 Game 1 win over the Raptors.
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Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett ‘happy’ for playoff support of Celtics fans during Nets run

Paul Pierce knows the postseason as well as he knows Boston. “This is the playoffs,”€ he said from the Nets practice facility in East Rutherford, N.J. “This is do or die.” Pierce played 136 playoff games over 15 seasons for the Celtics. His 24,021 points rank second on the team’s all-time scoring list, brought a championship […]
NetsDaily Apr 23, 2014
Brooklyn We Go 'Soft'? Paul Pierce calls Nets 'soft' after Game 2

Brooklyn We Go 'Soft'? Paul Pierce calls Nets 'soft' after Game 2

In a matter of days, the Brooklyn Nets have been called "Dinosaurs," they've heard their opponent's GM shout a profanity at their home borough, have heard that the NBA conspired to give them Game 1 and, now, they're being called "soft." Being called "soft," however, wasn't a shot fired by the Raptors or the Toronto media. No, it came from an internal source. Tim Bontemps of the New York Post reports: "We were a soft team tonight," Pierce said. "[That’s] frustrating, especially when you have an opportunity [to win]. That is where the game is won — in the trenches. We can’t give up...
New York Post Apr 23, 2014

Paul Pierce: Nets were ‘soft team’ in Game 2

TORONTO — It’s time for the Nets to toughen up. That was the message from Paul Pierce to his teammates after allowing the Raptors to outrebound them 52-30 — including...

Pierce, Nets free Raptors from cage in Gm. 2

TORONTO –- Paul Pierce might’ve felt like a fossil, having to sit nearly 10 minutes from the late third quarter through much of the fourth due to foul trouble. And despite the Nets’ virtually extinct defense in the fourth quarter, Pierce still had a packed Toronto crowd holding its collective breath with 24.9 seconds left. The young Raptors were clinging to a two-point lead (and their season) when Pierce caught the ball in the corner by himself.
New York Post Apr 23, 2014

Pierce unable to repeat late heroics in Nets loss to Raptors

TORONTO — As Paul Pierce let go of the potential go-ahead 3-pointer with 24.9 seconds remaining Tuesday night, everyone on the Nets expected Pierce to come through once again. “He...
Celtics Today Apr 23, 2014
Paul Pierce calls team

Paul Pierce calls team "soft" after game 2 loss to Toronto

Paul Pierce scored 9 clutch points in game 1, giving the Nets a game 1 win over the Raptors. In game 2, Paul Pierce struggled, but when the game was on the line. Pierce scored 6 points in the 4th, but missed two big three's that could have changed the outcome in game 2. With those misses, Pierce and the Nets dropped game 2, 100-95 in Toronto Tuesday night. ESPN "I thought guys stuck to their man individually for the most part and didn't help one another and that is the big part of our defense," Pierce said. "Sink and shrinking the floor, locking down the paint, tonight too many touches for...
New York Daily News Apr 22, 2014
The Truth not enough as DeRozan, Raptors even series with Nets

The Truth not enough as DeRozan, Raptors even series with Nets

Paul Pierce and the Nets couldn’t do it this time. Now they’re going home with an even series. On the same day he touted his clutch “DNA” as unique and unbreakable, Pierce missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds left and the Nets fell to the Raptors, 100-95, in Game 2 of their contentious series.

Rapid Reaction: Raptors 100, Nets 95

Paul Pierce played hero in Game 1. He had a chance to do it again in Game 2. But this time, it was not meant to be. Pierce missed a wide-open 3-pointer from the left wing with 24 seconds left that would’ve given the Brooklyn Nets the lead, and they fell to the Toronto Raptors, 100-95, on Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre. The best-of-seven, first-round Eastern Conference playoff series is now tied at 1-1. What it means: The Nets got the split they wanted on the road.
NetsDaily Apr 22, 2014
Paul Pierce says you can't buy 'clutch' at Costco; We checked out Costco.com, and he's right

Paul Pierce says you can't buy 'clutch' at Costco; We checked out Costco.com, and he's right

Paul Pierce scored nine straight points on Saturday in the final three minutes of the Nets Game 1 win over the Toronto Raptors. And while most of the conversation on Tuesday, heading into Game 2, has been about the officiating, the Brooklyn beats spoke with Pierce about his performance and what it means to be "clutch." The very talented Andy Vasquez reports: Last month, here’s how Pierce suggested the Nets fix their road woes: "Probably gotta go to Costco and buy some road juice," he said, laughing. "I don’t know, some road mojo. I don’t know if they sell it there." Well, Tuesday...

Paul Pierce On Clutch Play: “You can’t buy it at Costco”

TORONTO — Paul Pierce has been a Brooklyn Net for nine months now, and  in that time we’ve learned a lot about his shopping habits. He likes to buy wholesale — or talk about it, at least. Last month, here’s …

Pierce: Can't buy clutch at Costco

TORONTO –- Paul Pierce says his secret to being clutch is hidden deep in his DNA. While he jokes that he may be a dinosaur, Pierce is serious about why he loves taking the big shots –- his Dino DNA contains the clutch trait. “I think it’s just in the DNA,” Pierce said Tuesday at Nets shootaround when asked why he loves the fourth quarter. “Everybody don’t have it. Everybody is not born with it. Can’t buy it at Costco or Walgreens.
Rotoworld Apr 22, 2014

Paul Pierce says you can't buy clutch - Paul Pierce (G/F) Brooklyn Nets

Paul Pierce thinks certain players are inherently more clutch than others.
New York Daily News Apr 21, 2014
Nets vow not to let up in Game 2 vs. Raptors

Nets vow not to let up in Game 2 vs. Raptors

The Nets resting on their Game 1 reward of snatching away home-court advantage, when they exposed the Raptors’ size disadvantage on the wings and culminated victory with a heavy dose of Paul Pierce execution in the clutch.

Minutes limit gives Pierce fresh start

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Paul Pierce feels a lot better now than he did in last season’s playoffs against the New York Knicks. Pierce averaged 42.5 minutes per game for the Boston Celtics in that series, but shot just 36.8 percent from the field. He had averaged 33.4 minutes per game during the regular season. Paul Pierce #34 SFBrooklyn Nets 2014 STATS GM75 PPG13.5 RPG4.6 APG2.4 FG%.451 FT%.826 “I mean, I thought throughout the regular season with the [Rajon Rondo] injury it really physically and mentally took a toll on me,” the Brooklyn Nets forward said Monday.
New York Post Apr 21, 2014

Garnett, Pierce support vital to point guard’s success

The impact Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had on the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Game 1 victory over the Raptors was undeniable, as their combined 11 straight points late in...

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