Paul Pierce sharper than ever

The Truth carries Boston past Cavs, becomes oldest Celtic to net 40 in regulation

Updated: December 20, 2012, 2:13 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The only thing missing was a shoulder shrug.

Paul Pierce, unconscious in the third quarter of the Boston Celtics' 103-91 triumph over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night at TD Garden, had connected on back-to-back 3-pointers, making him 6-for-6 from beyond the arc on the night.

The final one, a splash from the left wing, capped a stretch in which Pierce single-handedly carried the Celtics on a 12-2 run and had Boston out front by 18. Pierce would finish with 40 points ...

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