I've said it before and I'll say it again, Paul Pierce is the reason this team is as successful as they are (hence why he is the captain). I obviously love KG, Ray, Rondo, Baby, Shaq, and Perk, but the leadership Pierce brings and his ability to make a play whenever one is necessary is the reason why at 33 he can still compete and not lose a step against the best players. I mean, tonight A'mare was clearly the best player on the court and on the Truth's final shot he took A'mare to school for the game winner. As Font said to me right after the game "Pierce is like a fine wine." Not only is he getting better with age, but he may be at his best with age.
p.s. did anyone see Nate fall off of Pierce's back during the celebration of the shot? Hilarious!
p.p.s. The Knicks will be scary down the stretch. I know what Pierce and KG both said about rivalry, but this is different from the Magic and Heat (and formerly Cavs) because the Knicks are in are own Division. They will be a tough out in the playoffs especially with the New York fans behind them.