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Paul Pierce clutchness 

Post#1 » by FlatearthZorro » Mon May 18, 2020 4:43 pm

Look who's been involved in the most buzzer beaters in NBA history :

https://hoopshype.com/2020/05/14/paul-pierce-has-been-involved-in-more-buzzer-beaters-than-any-other-player-ever/

Yeah, you guessed right.
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Post#2 » by Green89 » Mon May 18, 2020 4:53 pm

Nice. I wonder if they included playoffs? Funny that no one in the top 5 has more than one assist. They were all guys who only wanted to take the final shot themselves. Pierce was the true team player with a whopping five assists on game winners!
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Post#3 » by neno » Mon May 18, 2020 10:40 pm

Green89 wrote:Nice. I wonder if hey included playoffs? Funny that no one in the top 5 has more than one assist. They were all guys who only wanted to take the final shot themselves. Pierce was the true team player with a whopping five assists on game winners!

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Post#4 » by Captain_Caveman » Tue May 19, 2020 2:49 am

I believe that Pierce once led the NBA in game-winning assists over a 10-year period.
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Post#5 » by exculpatory » Tue May 19, 2020 12:39 pm

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Post#6 » by celtxman » Tue May 19, 2020 5:18 pm

Paul Pierce had always been just flat underrated, including by some on this board. His clutchness wasn't just in game winning shots, it went all the way back to him winning games with clutch rebounds or keeping weak teams in games and playoff hunts that had no business being there. What was memorable was that 2006/07 team stumbling through 18 straight losses with him out. Then he came back at 75% and pudgy, and they quickly realized they were going to win too many games for the Durant/Oden lottery so they sat him down.
Game 7 of the ECF semi-finals against Lebron and the Cavs the championship year is required watching for a young player who wants to learn what clutch is.
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Post#7 » by exculpatory » Tue May 19, 2020 5:24 pm

celtxman wrote:Paul Pierce has always been just flat underrated, including by some on this board! His clutchness wasn't just in game winning shots, it went all the way back to him winning games with clutch rebounds or keeping weak teams in games and playoff hunts that had no business being there. What was memorable was that 2006/07 team stumbling through 18 straight losses with him out. Then he came back at 75% and pudgy, and they quickly realized they were going to win too many games for the Durant/Oden lottery so they sat him down.
Game 7 of the ECF semi-finals against Lebron and the Cavs the championship year is required watching for a young player who wants to learn what clutch is.
The article is no surprise


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Post#8 » by celtxman » Wed May 20, 2020 1:01 pm

exculpatory wrote:
celtxman wrote:Paul Pierce has always been just flat underrated, including by some on this board! His clutchness wasn't just in game winning shots, it went all the way back to him winning games with clutch rebounds or keeping weak teams in games and playoff hunts that had no business being there. What was memorable was that 2006/07 team stumbling through 18 straight losses with him out. Then he came back at 75% and pudgy, and they quickly realized they were going to win too many games for the Durant/Oden lottery so they sat him down.
Game 7 of the ECF semi-finals against Lebron and the Cavs the championship year is required watching for a young player who wants to learn what clutch is.
The article is no surprise


I have posted this 1 quadrillion times in the last 16 years!

I'm glad that this story got out, but sorry that anyone would need this to validate how great he was. I've posted many times myself about this topic
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Post#9 » by Fencer reregistered » Thu May 21, 2020 3:41 am

The other thing is that Pierce was a great defender in final-shot situations and the like. I recall him stopping prime TMac. I recall him stopping old Jordan.

For a while, crunch-time stats were sponsored by Nestle. One the one hand, I think they included stops. On the other hand, I think it was before defensive stats were that rich. So obviously, some aspect of my memory is incorrect. :)
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Post#10 » by KGtabake » Thu May 21, 2020 9:23 am

Irrelevant but he must leave ESPN asap.
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Post#11 » by exculpatory » Thu May 21, 2020 5:59 pm

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1. The other thing is that Pierce was a great defender in final-shot situations and the like. I recall him stopping prime TMac. I recall him stopping old Jordan.

2. Otherwise, most aspects of my memory are incorrect. :)


1. Absolutely true.
2. True. :D
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Post#12 » by 3D Chess » Thu May 21, 2020 6:07 pm

exculpatory wrote:
Fencer reregistered wrote:
1. The other thing is that Pierce was a great defender in final-shot situations and the like. I recall him stopping prime TMac. I recall him stopping old Jordan.

2. Otherwise, most aspects of my memory are incorrect. :)


1. Absolutely true.
2. True. :D

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Post#13 » by ConnorHenry » Thu May 21, 2020 7:43 pm

Truth had ice in his veins. Just watch a highlight reel of 2008. I think why he doesn't get the accolades he deserves is half of his career was on mostly bad teams, and then he finished with teams (Nets, Clips) that didn't give him much of a chance to be clutch.

He's gotta go down as a member of an elite few who you'd want to have the ball at the end of a game with the outcome on the line.

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Post#14 » by Big Joke Line » Fri May 22, 2020 2:48 am

celtxman wrote:
exculpatory wrote:
celtxman wrote:Paul Pierce has always been just flat underrated, including by some on this board! His clutchness wasn't just in game winning shots, it went all the way back to him winning games with clutch rebounds or keeping weak teams in games and playoff hunts that had no business being there. What was memorable was that 2006/07 team stumbling through 18 straight losses with him out. Then he came back at 75% and pudgy, and they quickly realized they were going to win too many games for the Durant/Oden lottery so they sat him down.
Game 7 of the ECF semi-finals against Lebron and the Cavs the championship year is required watching for a young player who wants to learn what clutch is.
The article is no surprise


I have posted this 1 quadrillion times in the last 16 years!

I'm glad that this story got out, but sorry that anyone would need this to validate how great he was. I've posted many times myself about this topic

Was there a story? I couldn’t navigate past the first slide.
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Post#15 » by La Flame » Mon May 25, 2020 10:48 am

ConnorHenry wrote:Truth had ice in his veins. Just watch a highlight reel of 2008. I think why he doesn't get the accolades he deserves is half of his career was on mostly bad teams, and then he finished with teams (Nets, Clips) that didn't give him much of a chance to be clutch.

He's gotta go down as a member of an elite few who you'd want to have the ball at the end of a game with the outcome on the line.

And Truth played LeBron tough:


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He had plenty of clutch moments with the Nets and Wizards, mostly on the Raps lol
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Post#16 » by La Flame » Mon May 25, 2020 10:53 am

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Post#17 » by celtxman » Tue May 26, 2020 12:27 am

Big Joke Line wrote:
celtxman wrote:
exculpatory wrote:
I have posted this 1 quadrillion times in the last 16 years!

I'm glad that this story got out, but sorry that anyone would need this to validate how great he was. I've posted many times myself about this topic

Was there a story? I couldn’t navigate past the first slide.
the story objectively tells that Pierce has been involved in more buzzer beater plays, be it passing or scoring himself, at the end of the game than any player ever including Jordan,Lebron and Kobe.
From the Hoopshype article

If you combine baskets and assists, no one can top Celtics legend Paul Pierce in buzzer-beating plays in NBA history.
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Post#18 » by exculpatory » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:05 am

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