Great Celtics playoff performances
Paul Pierce: Game 7, 2008 Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Cleveland Pierce and LeBron James did their best Bird-Wilkins imitations in a deciding game in the 2008 playoffs. Pierce had 41 points and James had 45 in the Celtics' 97-92 win. Pierce sank a memorable free throw to get the Celtics to 97 points, using a little body English at the line. "The ghost of Red just looking over us," said Pierce. On the comparison between that game and the Bird-Wilkins game, Pierce said, " "I'm very aware of (that) game. They don't ever let you forget it when you look up to the Jumbotron."