The Celtics were 12 minutes away from returning to Boston down 0-2. Instead they surrendered 14 points in the final quarter, Paul Pierce wrote another chapter in his memoir, perhaps titled “I didn’t expect Marquis Daniels to share the court with me during my next vintage fourth-quarter playoff performance, but oh well, Atlanta still can’t stop me,” and the series returns to Boston split at 1-1.
Rajon Rondo returns Friday at the TD Garden. Josh Smith, who left tonight’s game with a sprained knee, might not for the Hawks.
More to come later once I finish making out with my Fleer Paul Pierce rookie card.