Washington Wizards veteran Paul Pierce hit the game winner as his side took a 2-1 series lead over the Atlanta Hawks.
But the Hawks’ resident German Dennis Schroder wasn’t too impressed with Pierce’s buzzer-beating winner.
Pierce, in turn wasn’t impressed with Schroder’s statements, either.
Don’t you just love the Playoffs?
Via CBS Sports:
“It was a lucky shot and we lost the game,” Schröder said.
That comment was relayed to Pierce, who responded perfectly.
“I guess Schröder’s going to say that ’cause he’s a little young,” the 37-year-old said. “He hasn’t been able to see it over the past 17 years.
“He probably missed with me in 2K,” Pierce continued. “He probably used me and missed.”
Here’s the game winner – in all its glory.
MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR THE WARRIORS?
The Eastern Conference’s number one seed is down 2-1, and so is the Western Conference’s top seed.
The popular Golden State Warriors are 2-1 down to the Memphis Grizzlies and coach Steve Kerr this as his team’s “moment of truth”.
Via The Score:
That’s a greater number of questions than the Warriors are used to facing.
“Our moment of truth,” head coach Steve Kerr said of the Warriors’ 2-1 series deficit.
“They’re learning,” Kerr said. “It’s part of the process. You see teams go through this all the time in the playoffs. It’s the only way to figure it out, to go through the pain of losing a game like tonight.”
MARBURY SECURES FUTURE IN FAR EAST
Ex NBA guard Stephon Marbury’s god-like status in China is secured for an incredible six more seasons.
Marbury signed a contract extension with the Beijing Ducks until 2017, the Ducks head coach revealed.
The veteran guard averaged 18.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game.