Paul Pierce Punches Ref by Accident
After struggling in Game 2 and losing to the Lakers in Game 3, Paul Pierce played with a purpose for the Celtics in Game 4 on Thursday night. He came out charged up, making his first three shots and scoring 10 of his 19 points. He would have had 21 points in the game if his late first quarter layup counted, but unfortunately it didn’t. You never would have been able to tell by Pierce’s reaction — he wound up smacking the ref in his celebration! Here’s the video of Paul Piercing punching referee Ed Rush by accident:
Despite his hot start Pierce only ended up with 19 points. The Celtics got away from going to Pierce but it worked out fine in the end as Boston’s bench took advantage of the Lakers in the fourth quarter. I’m sure Paul Pierce will take that formula any day as long as his team wins games.