Paul Pierce said before the start of the season that he plans to retire once it was over. Because the Clippers made the playoffs, he hasn’t played his final game yet, but Wednesday night was his final regular-season game (assuming he doesn’t change his mind).
The 39-year-old had planned on resting the entire night, but with about two minutes left in regulation, a chant rang through the arena.
We want Paul! We want Paul!
The Clippers bench, and even coach Doc Rivers joined in on the fun and forced Pierce to enter the game. He clearly did not want to play, but he was a good sport about it.
Pierce didn’t do much in his two minutes of action, taking two shots and missing both. But it was a nice Cheap Kids NHL Jerseys moment as he received a standing ovation from the home crowd.
Turning point: The man called CP3 began to perform black magic in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Jazz by himself 13-8 in clutch time, per ESPN Stats and Info. He sensed his team needed him to switch into scoring mode, and that’s exactly what he did. Floaters, splitting traps, 3-pointers, didn’t matter. Paul had it all working in the final minutes, and the Jazz never gave a solid response.
As great as Hayward was throughout the game, he had four points on 1-of-4 shooting Cheap Kids Soccer Jerseys with two turnovers in the fourth quarter, including a horrible inbound pass with 3.3 seconds left. That sealed the deal for the Clippers.