Legler: Pierce is key to Game 2

May, 30, 2012
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ESPN basketball analyst Tim Legler thinks Paul Pierce is the key if the Celtics want to even up the Eastern Conference finals with the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

During Wednesday's morning shootaround, Celtics coach Doc Rivers acknowledged that Boston needs to get more out of Pierce, particularly going at the basket in transition (this after he didn't attempt a single free throw in Game 1).

"We have to get him in transition more," said Rivers. "I thought he had one where he made it to the basket in transition and made the shot. Other than that, every shot he had was in the half-court setting in front of hands, so we have to get that away, get bodies off him. We have to pick for him, too."

More game preview video:

* Kevin Connors and Legler preview Game 2

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