Photo Gallery: Celtics 87, Hawks 80
5/1/12 - Celtics 87, Hawks 80
Pierce's Vintage Playoff Performance Sparks Huge Comeback Win
The Celtics needed a huge game from Paul Pierce to overcome the absence of Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen, and Pierce delivered with one of his best career playoff performances leading the C's to an 87-80 win Tuesday night. Pierce finished with game-highs of 36 points and 14 rebounds.
The C's were sparked on defense by Avery Bradley who finished 14 points and three blocks. The C's defense led to a 34-15 run to close the game after falling behind by 11 points late in the third quarter.