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Time to get down to business

Posted by Matt Pepin, Staff  March 2, 2012 10:11 AM

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We just wrapped up All-Star Weekend and now we’re getting back to the grind. It was a nice break, but feels good to be playing basketball with my teammates again. I was humbled to hear I’d been selected for my 10th time. It was a great feeling to know that the coaches thought I deserved to be back and to have Rajon join me in Orlando was a bonus.

All-Star was a great time like always. It's nice to be able to get out there with some of the other guys you're so used to going up against. It was a tight game at the end and we ended up with a tough loss, but that's how it goes sometimes. Even though it's an all-star game, that doesn't mean competitiveness goes out the window. Defense maybe, but not the will to win. I was still messing around with the West guys, trying to get inside their heads at the free throw line and things like that. Those rivalries lie deep!

Now that we've entered the second half of the season, it's time to really get down to business. KG is on a tear since we’ve been back and believe it or not it’s getting to be that time where we gotta get everybody back and focused on getting ourselves in a good position to make a run. The time is now.

Speaking of getting down to business – we have a big game coming up on Sunday, and I have an awesome raffle going on for my fans right now to win a chance to sit in my personal suite at the Garden! Check it out online. You can buy raffle tickets for only $2 (minimum purchase of 5) to see us take on the Knicks at the Garden on Sunday March 4 from some VIP seats.

There will be three winners and each winner gets 4 tickets each. All the proceeds go to my Truth on Health campaign, which gives kids the tools and information they need to live a healthy lifestyle. You need to hurry to purchase your tickets though – the deadline is this afternoon at 2 p.m. I love when we can do things like this that benefit a good cause, especially one that I feel so passionate about. I hope you guys will take a chance and buy some tickets!

We’ve got two wins in a row, and have a big game coming up tonight – and I really think we’re heading in the right direction. Trust me, I speak the Truth when I say that we won’t allow anyone to take their foot off the gas. We’ve had some time to recharge the batteries, and now the pressure is on. Wouldn't have it any other way.

Now go buy your raffle tickets at – guaranteed to be a good time!

175x60piercelogo.jpgPaul Pierce's Truth on Health campaign empowers and encourages young people to lead healthier lives by providing them with the information, resources, and tools necessary to become more active and physically fit. To learn more, visit

Follow Paul Pierce on Twitter @PaulPierce34 and @TruthonHealth and on Facebook at

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