Paul Pierce on Celtics: 'I expected us to be here' BOSTON - Paul Pierce usually thrives in situations like last nightand#8217;s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The more pressure, the more drama, the more at stake and#8212; bring it on, says the Celtics captain. Pierceand#8217;s role went from performer to cheerleader when he fouled out with 4:16 to play, but the view from the bench wasnand#8217;t so bad. NBA Playoffs 2012, Celtics Vs. Heat, Game 1: TV Schedule, Game Time And More Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics continue their pursuit of an 18th championship as they face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday night in South Beach. Event: Celtics (8-5) vs. Heat (8-3) - NBA Playoffs 2012, Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1. Date/Time: Monday, May 28, 2012 - 8:30 p.m. EST Location: AmericanAirlines Arena (Capacity: 19,600), Miami, FL. Broadcast Info ... Paul Pierce expected a Celtics victory, even after fouling out This game unfolded like a difficult construction project. And so brick by brick, the Celtics managed to assemble an 85-75 victory over the Sixers at TD Garden to win their second-round series in seven games. James' 32 lift Heat past Celtics, 93-79 Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) dunks the ball over Boston Celtic's Paul Pierce during the first half of Game 1 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoffs series, Monday May, 28, 2012, in Miami. Paul Pierce a challenge for 76ers swingman Andre Iguodala Of all the players that 76ers forward Andre Iguodala has to guard, few offer more of a physical challenge as Boston's... Paul Pierce-LeBron James Matchup Contains Key to Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference Finals (Podcast) LeBron James. Paul Pierce. Dwyane Wade. Rajon Rondo. Kevin Garnett. If you're looking for star power in a basketball series, you've come to the right place. The Celtics and the Heat are the final two teams standing in the NBA's Eastern Conference, and a seven-game series will determine which one of them earns the right to head to the NBA Finals -- and which one heads home. The two teams will add ... Rajon Rondo key to Celtics' post-season success MIAMI -- This post season -- whether it's been a big game from Paul Pierce or Kevin Garnett -- a big reason for their scoring production has been Rajon Rondo's execution of the offense and creativity with the basketball. A triple double waiting to happen, Rondo needs to bring his a game to the series against the Miami Heat. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics ready for another Game 7 WALTHAM - For Celtics captain Paul Pierce, tonight will be his Game 7 of Game 7s. Pierce will play the seventh Game 7 of his career when the Celtics host the Sixers at 8 tonight at the Garden in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Celtics split his first six Game 7s. James' 32 left Heat past Celtics, 93-79 Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) dunks the ball over Boston Celtic's Paul Pierce during the first half of Game 1 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals playoffs series, Monday May, 28, 2012, in Miami. NBA Playoffs 2012: Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo Becomes Paul Pierce to Vault C's The NBA playoffs are times when basketball players showcase some incredible, and sometimes surprising, things. Boston Celtics ' guard Rajon Rondo turned in another one of those performances on Saturday night. Rondo may have had a historic stat line, but the legendary play really started with 4:16 left in Game 7 when Paul Pierce fouled out. For the Philadelphia 76ers , Pierce's charge on Thaddeus ...
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