The Truth, or Paul Pierce as some known him by, nails a game winner for the Washington Wizards in Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks.
By Robby Sabo
He’s done it again. Paul Pierce, the man everybody knows as The Truth, has yet again come up with a signature moment during the NBA Playoffs.
Playing without star point guard John Wall, the Washington Wizards got up early on the visiting Atlanta Hawks. Early is an understatement as Washington held a comfy 19 points lead to start the fourth-quarter and 90-71 lead with under 10 minutes to play.
They slowly witnessed it slip away.
With the game tied at 101 and just seconds left, Pierce did this:
Adding greatness to an already great shot, Pierce gave the world an all-time fantastic quote.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard asked Pierce if he called “bank” once the shot left his hand. Pierce responded by saying: “I called game.”
Over the last 10 years, the only players with more than 1 game-winning buzzer-beater in the playoffs are LeBron James and Paul Pierce. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 10, 2015
“I called game” – Paul Pierce. That’s going down as an all-time great basketball quote.
— Pro Hoops History (@ProHoopsHistory) May 9, 2015
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