Pierce cheers on B's

June, 7, 2011
Twitter.com/PaulPierce34Paul Pierce flashes his own championship ring at Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
BOSTON -- Celtics captain Paul Pierce became the latest Boston hoopster to lend his support to the local hockey squad, cheering on the Bruins during their 8-1 triumph over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday night at TD Garden.

Flanked by strength and conditioning coach Bryan Doo, Pierce sat about 20 rows behind the benches near center ice. He could be seen snapping cell phone pictures of the action and filming the crowd's reaction after Brad Marchand's shorthanded goal in the second period.

In between periods, Pierce remained at his seat, posing for pictures and snapping photos with those that approached. Since few besides Vancouver's most spandex-clad supporters were wearing green Monday, Pierce spent a lot of time autographing yellow and black rally towels.

Much like teammate Rajon Rondo last month, Pierce got some time on the JumboTron at Monday's game, much to the delight of the crowd.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com



You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


Capital Games with Andy Katz and Rick Klein

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Congressman Peter King join the debut podcast to discuss security at this year's Boston Marathon.

Inside Out with Prim Siripipat

Boston Marathon runner Demi Clark and her husband Brian, talk about the impact of witnessing the bombings last year. Dr. Jonathan Katz speaks about dealing with trauma.

Hockey Today

Scott Burnside is joined by Craig Custance, Katie Strang, Joe McDonald and Pierre LeBrun to break down each series of the first round of the 2014 NHL playoffs.

Baseball Tonight

Buster Olney talks with Tim Kurkjian and Aaron Boone about the Braves hot start, the Nationals' injury woes, John Farrell's ejection after a blown replay and much more.


Jeff Green
16.9 1.7 0.7 34.2
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 8.1
AssistsR. Rondo 9.8
StealsR. Rondo 1.3
BlocksK. Humphries 0.9