About that steal/foul by Kobe when Pierce was driving. Pierce has no interest in crying foul.
It appeared on replay that there may have been contact on the play, but Pierce wasn’t copping any pleas.
"I don’t think so," he said. "I thought it was great defense. That’s all it was; it was good defense. I wouldn’t ask the refs for a call down the stretch. You let the players decide the game, and I thought that’s what happened. He made a great defensive play. He reached around and tapped the ball from behind, and it was just a great defensive play. Kobe is a great player. He made two big steals on myself there in the fourth quarter that I shouldn’t have allowed."