Few first-world problems top seeing a player you despise suit up for your squad. Such is life for me this season as mouth-breathing ass Paul Pierce nightly don a Nets uniform. He shows his age in between some flashes of good shooting. Yet he’s still the same irritating flop master crawling for his contacts thanks to current teammate Joe Johnson.
Credit begrudgingly got due whenever he balled out this year, though. That boy hooped it up last night something serious.
Paul Pierce turned back the clock after halftime with 22 points on 7-7 shots from the field in the second half. He finished the game with 29: just enough for the Nets to douse the Heat by a point.
The Nets’ second unit often goes unnoticed but went about business as usual. Their bench mob outscored Miami’s 39-13 mostly by way of Mirza Teletovic’s 17 points with a few ridiculous, deep threes in the mix. Andray Blatche bricked and airballed some critical free throws down the stretch but, since the right team won, he can live for now.
Brooklyn also contained NorBel for once with different looks and limited him to 19 points. A slick reference to The Wire about how the Nets aimed right at “The King’s” head would work right about now.
I’d rather keep it juvenile and say the Nets are 3-0 against the Heat. So NorBel and his lackies should sit their asses down somewhere…BOOM, HOLD THAT!
Wednesday night’s game ball belongs to a meme which starred the hot breath-inflicted future HOFer. “Paul Pierce Face” became my new, favorite social media thing in no time. The internets made this win that much sweeter while Tinsley had nightmares of Pierce’s second half barrage. The combo suited me just fine and, for once, I couldn’t complain about basketball.
Ed. Note — ‘Bron started out in an ill pair of 11s again last night before switching to Zoom Soldiers in the second. So ‘Bron won’t wear his sig shoe on the court and Kobe can’t wear his? Not good.