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Celtics-Bull: Pierce Comes Through Again for the Celtics

Published by on April 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

With Kevin Garnett still in street clothes and Ray Allen shockingly exiting the game with his sixth foul, Game Five and the fate of the Boston Celtics championship defense fell into the hands of one player.

Luckily for Boston fans, that player was Paul Pierce.

After two seasons of having ample help from his All-Star teammates, Pierce was once again asked to shoulder the load himself late in Game Five, and the reigning NBA Finals MVP came though. He valiantly fended off the Bulls after Allen fouled out with 5:27 left in regulation.

With Chicago assassin Ben Gordon fighting through a hamstring injury to hit shot after shot, and Joakim Noah cleaning up the middle for the Bulls, things looked bleak for the Ce...

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