Paul Pierce still pilots Celts in clutch

Updated: November 24, 2012, 2:41 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The coach was shockingly candid in his comments; a public attempt, perhaps, to temper the player's expectations.

When Doc Rivers was asked about Paul Pierce, he explained the future Hall of Famer could no longer create the same separation that once made him such a feared scorer, that what little athleticism he may have possessed was waning. The inference was that while the Boston Celtics would continue to get him the ball, it would have to be in a different manner.

His minutes ...

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