Pierce scored 36 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in 44 minutes as the Celtics prevailed on the road -- without Rajon Rondo (suspended) or Ray Allen (injury) -- to tie the series 1-1.
"It ranks right up there," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. Factor in no Ray and no Rondo. Literally, we dont win the game if Paul doesnt play like that. He knew that, and so did they.