Stat Line of the Night — 12/19/2012 — Paul Pierce
With a .500 record and three straight losses heading into last night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, many had to be wondering whether this would be the year that the Boston Celtics’ aging roster finally gets to them. But a solid performance from one of their wily veterans on Wednesday night should help silence the critics for at least a little while longer.
At the age of 35, Paul Pierce was showing everyone that he can still get it done, as he poured in a season-high 40 points to go along with eight rebounds five assists, three steals and a block. His point, rebound and steals totals were also team-highs on the night, and they helped the Celtics emerge with the 103-91 victory.
With the win, the Celtics now sit in a tie for seventh with the Brooklyn Nets, which seems rather appropriate, seeing as how these two teams are scheduled to face off on Christmas Day. Pierce has played in his fair share of Xmas Day games over the course of his 15 year career, and he’ll look to put forth a performance similar to last night’s this time around, as he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Wednesday, December 19, 2012.