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#pounditSunday, April 11, 2021

Paul Pierce walks off court with 2.2 seconds left in Game 2 (Video)

Paul Pierce fouled out of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals in the final minute of regulation, and he also made an early exit from the game in the final seconds of overtime.

The Celtics forward was shown by ESPN cameras leaving the floor and walking to the locker room with 2.2 seconds left in the game. Our guess is that he began making his exit when his team was down 114-108 with a few seconds left before Rajon Rondo improbably made another three pointer to make it 114-111.

Even if a comeback was unlikely at that point, players should always try their best, and guys on the bench should always support their teammates. About the only excuse I could imagine for Pierce is if he had to get treatment or go to the bathroom or something, but even in that case he should be able to wait a minute for the game to finish.


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