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Pierce's fire has been lit

Defensive move by Magic seems to have stoked Celtics forward

Updated: May 22, 2010, 1:04 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- When the 2009-10 NBA season is over, the Boston Celtics should seriously consider giving Cleveland's LeBron James a playoff share.

After all, Paul Pierce's offensive struggles against James and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinals earlier this month might ultimately be the best thing that happened to Boston all season.

Because of Pierce's low scoring totals against Cleveland, the Orlando Magic opened the conference finals by matching defensively ...

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