Celtics Hope Winning Ways Start with Paul Pierce's Three-Point Title
The Celtics are winners again!
Paul Pierce brought the Celtics winning ways back by winning the Foot Locker Three-Point competition. I am not sure if this will count as a tie-breaker in the standings, but I am pretty sure we just locked up home-court advantage.
Rajon Rondo was close to bringing home the first Celtics title of the weekend in the Geico H-O-R-S-E competition, but was beat out by Kevin Durant in what is easily the most poorly planned competition in any sport. Facing time constraints, TNT asked the players to shoot from the top of the key. You could cut the tension with a knife. During the actual H-O-R-S-E competition we were lucky enough to see players shoot from a seated position, shoot a three without jumping, call glass from the elbow, or use their off-hand. Sounds good right?
So after Rondo went down in thrilling fashion, Paul Pierce was all Celtics Nation had. Without him, all hope would be lost. And just like the 2007 Championship run, Paul Pierce delivered. He brought home another title (three point champion), while giving himself a new title, one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. Perhaps this will kick start the second-half of Celtics basketball. Time will tell.
Celtics make no moves… yet
The trade deadline is a few days away and the Celtics haven’t made a single move. Celtics GM Danny Ainge went out of his way to discuss trade rumors with Ray Allen earlier this month. Initially denying rumors, he has since said very little.
On Friday it seemed as though a trade with the Wizards was imminent. The rumors came and went as a piece of the trade, Caron Butler, was traded to Dallas. Antawn Jamison was also part of the trade talks but after Butler was off the table, nothing much was said of him.Continued on the next page