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Did Paul Pierce learn his lesson?

Celtics captain sounds contrite, but his actions in Game 2 will speak volumes

Updated: May 2, 2011, 11:48 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI -- Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce had some house cleaning to do Monday. Before he could resume preparing for the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, he needed to put his transgressions from Game 1 behind him and wash clean a new stain on the reputation he has worked tirelessly to enhance as his career enters its final stages.

Pierce was ejected Sunday after picking up a pair of technicals 59 seconds apart. He was tagged with the first for confronting ...

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