If my calculations are correct, Pierce averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals this week, while being overlooked by fans in favor of heaping praise on Kevin Garnett and/or Rajon Rondo approximately 15,398,387 times. (Note: Don’t take that as an insult to KG or Rondo. Both deserve all the praise they’ve gotten, just like Pierce deserves a lot more praise than he’s gotten. I guess the fallback of being a consistent rock is that people aren’t surprised when you’re a consistent rock, except in KG’s case, in which people are surprised because KG’s supposedly too old to be such a consistent rock these days. That was a mouthful. I apologize. My point stands, if you can decipher it through all the gibberish.)
In case you want to read more about Pierce’s great week and find someone who gives The Truth his deserved credit, check out Paul Flannery’s column on that very subject.