Pierce Coming Up Big Against the Magic
BOSTON (AP) – Freed from the burden of trying to guard LeBron
James, Paul Pierce is back to his high-scoring ways.
That, plus tenacious team defense, have the Boston Celtics
rolling in the Eastern Conference finals. They swept the first two
games at the home of the Orlando Magic and now have time to rest
before Game 3 on Saturday night in Boston.
Pierce already feels revived now that he can focus more on his
offense after the Celtics beat James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in
six games in the conference semifinals.
He's averaged 25 points in the two games against the Magic after
managing just 13.5 per game in the Cleveland series.