Paul Pierce didn’t play particularly well for most of Wednesday’s Game 5 at Atlanta, but he showed up, as usual, when it mattered most. Pierce scored six of his 11 points in the game’s final minutes, including a go-ahead three-pointer with 8.3 seconds remaining.
After making that shot from the corner, Pierce, who said “I called game” after banking in a buzzer-beater to beat Atlanta in Game 3, reportedly turned to the Hawks bench and said “series.”
After Paul Pierce hit go-ahead 3-pointer, he looked at Hawks bench and said "Series."
— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) May 14, 2015
Two more truths for The Truth’s collection, it seemed, but Al Horford had other ideas. Horford scored on a putback with 1.9 seconds to play to give Atlanta an 82-81 victory and a 3-2 series lead.
Pierce definitely turned toward the Atlanta bench after making his shot over Paul Millsap.
After the Hawks called a 20-second timeout, Pierce left a couple of people hanging by the Wizards’ bench.