In response to concord27's comment:
Terry is not the problem. The problem is the team on offense always goes through Pierce. The game would have been over in regulation if Garnett had taken some of those shots at the end. Pierce forces shots almost exclusively at the end of games. Others are wide open when he does. PP rarely passes out of them. It is called a stagnant offense. Green who was in the game at the end for a change, is never considered as the guy to go to.
As usual you are wrong. The offense DOESN'T go thru Pierce. It goes thru Rondo. Period. He has the ball 90% of the time and then passes the ball with 3-5 seconds left and someone has to get a shot up. In case your wondering Pierce only got one of those game clinching shots last nite, rondo got the other two and yes Pierce was fouled and should have went to the line. Another point you don't get, Pierce as always been someone that hits the open person at the end of games, did it a ton with RA. Last nite he forced Dallas to double him, repeatedly hit open players that missed the shots.
Doc has the ball in PP's hands at the end of games, I wonder why? Maybe you didn't see the quality shots Rondo got off? I have not problem with letting Jeff try to create something. I also have no problem with actually running a play and passing the ball a couple times.
The only part I will agree with is the stagnant offense when if you will read above, Rondo pounding the ball for 18-20 seconds, gives the ball up and someone has to get a shot up, and yes they usually have to force the shot. There were at least 5 times last night I thought there had been a foul or someone had called a timout. No, it was Rondo standing with the ball and either slowly dribbling the ball or just holding it. That is stagnant. Of course I know you will blame Pierce for that as well.
He also gets 3.5 assist a game with a point guard that DOMINATES ball. I would say that if pretty good as well, and also right at his career average.
TO's- Again PP is below his career average. Get that Concord- below his career average.
He is right at his career averages for EVERYTHING playing LESS minutes than normal. He has made big plays at the end of games that last few games we have played. He is basically our only player that can draw a double team on a regular basis.
Again his shot is the only thing I am not happy with at this point. He has not shot well, but not that much below his career average there.
He is 1/2 free throw below his career average. Shooting it at a higher average as well.
Look at the top twenty scorers in the league Concord. He shoots less than nearly everyone of them, and is right around 10th place. Why is that?
Again I base my post of facts and back them up while you continue to throw your opinion out there without any validity. Again is he a superstar? No, Very good player -yes. Probably allstar again this near if I was guessing. Guess what the coaches put him on the all star team every year. Not the fans but the coaches.
Bottom line is he may not be the solution but he is far from being the problem with this team. So go ahead and rant and rave, (just like I am doing now) after every game, and in every thread, no matter what the topic and just do as u usually do- blame it on Pierce.