In case you missed it, Paul Pierce is playing pretty well lately. (Understatement Alert)
Over the last four games, Pierce has scored 105 points, dished out 35 assists and grabbed 29 rebounds. Not coincidentally, the Celtics have won all four. Most of those wins have come without Ray Allen and all of them have happened without Rondo. The Celtics’ resurgence isn’t all about Pierce – Kevin Garnett has been playing inspired defense and the bench pieces are starting to come together into something that resembles a coherent group – but Pierce is the connective tissue.
"I'm getting there," he said. "I'm really getting used to the soreness of playing. I'm getting used to the back-to-backs. A few weeks ago, I probably wouldn't have been able to play in this game -- in the fourth game in five nights -- because of how my body was feeling after these games, but I'm really getting used to the conditioning for these games where it's not really affecting me. And Doc is doing a great job of giving us rest in these types of situations."
Pierce said he's at "83.7 percent." If he can get back to 100% anymore at his age, the league better watch out.
"It’s not easy to make that transition from still scoring and running the point and rebounding," Rondo told CSNNE.com following the Celtics 94-87 win over the Indiana Pacers. "He’s Mr. Everything right now for us, and that’s what we need."
Yup. I have nothing to add to that.