Another amazing finish with Paul Pierce at the center of it, and again the Atlanta Hawks walk away as winners, with meme makers focusing on the Washington Wizards running out of luck, and maybe having a leader that talked a little bit too much.
Pierce has attempted four huge shots in the closing seconds of games in this series. Three times he actually made the shots, one time he missed it. Only one of those shots gave his team the win. Once his bank shot landed, and Pierce told everyone, arrogantly, he called game. A second time he made it but Al Horford scored to win it on the other end. Pierce shouted series at the Hawks’ bench before losing the game.
And one final time he made the shot, but it turns out he didn’t release it in time, and so the Hawks walked away, barely, with a 3-point win, and move onto the conference finals to face the Cavaliers.
Pierce himself had a good season and an even better playoffs with the Wizards. Despite his ability to not just contribute but be a major factor, the game 6 loss to the Hawks is possibly the final time he’ll play in the NBA>