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Video: Pierce's block saves Nets

5/5/2014

Old friend Paul Pierce blocks the shot of Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry as time expires to help the Brooklyn Nets advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Now Pierce and Kevin Garnett will lead Brooklyn into a matchup against the Miami Heat. Pretty safe to say most Celtics fans will temporarily adopt the Nets.

Here's more on Pierce's block from ESPN New York:

TORONTO -- A scowling Paul Pierce strutted down the Air Canada Centre floor, doing his signature fist pump while unleashing a primal scream that would make even Kevin Garnett flinch.

This is what it's like to see a dinosaur roar above 20,547 in Toronto.

After starting this first-round series in Toronto with his Game 1 daggers, Pierce finished the Raptors in Game 7 with a series-clinching block on Kyle Lowry as time expired, sending the Brooklyn Nets into the second round with a breathtaking 104-103 victory.

In his accomplished career, the 36-year-old Pierce has authored some amazing playoff moments, but none quite like this. Known for delivering clutch playoff daggers, the old man nicknamed "The Truth" won a series looking like Dikembe Mutombo.

A finger wag was the only thing missing.

“Sometimes it’s about being in the right place at the right time,” Pierce said. “And I was there tonight.”

[The Truth prevails to book Nets' Miami trip]