"``I'm just gonna take full responsibility for this game,'' Pierce said. ``I think I made bad plays down the stretch. I turned the ball over two times, and we ended up losing the game.'' "
Meanwhile, from the other locker room:
"This is my game," he said after drawing a double-team and
feeding Ilgauskas for the go-ahead jumper with 20 seconds left.
"I'm not going to force a shot. If I have the ball at the end of
the game, I can make a play, and I don't have to shoot."