Pierce was flat and aggressive in the second half. He missed most of his shots in the fourth quarter and overtime, he was exposed defensively.
I get that he scored a lot and without him we would have been blown out but it is true he can not carry this team on his own.
I am not blaming Pierce for this teams woes. He is 35, it is what happens. I have never said we should trade him. I am just stating that is age is really starting to show, particularly on the defensive side.
Please stop attacking me because I state an uncomfortable truth about Pierce.