Forget all of that “The Truth shall set you free,” crap. In the case of the Washington Wizards, “The Truth” shall prevent you from squandering a 21-point lead and having a playoff meltdown of epic proportions on your home floor.
The John Wall-less Wizards dominated majority of Game 3 on Saturday night, but the Hawks’ bench-unit made a furious 4th quarter rally and things were tied up with 14.1 seconds left after a Mike Muscala three-pointer.
The score wouldn’t stay knotted up for long though. Pierce, a player who’s always relished the big moment throughout his career, took care of business for Washington as he banked in a buzzer-beating bank shot to give the Wizards a 103-101 victory.
When asked by ESPN’s Chris Broussard after the game if he called glass on the game-winner, Pierce shouted out “I CALLED GAME!” Gotta love “The Truth.”
After Atlanta’s heartbreaking defeat, Hawks backup point guard Dennis Schroder, whom Pierce nailed the game-winner over, called Pierce’s jumper “a lucky shot.” Pierce responded how only he could.
I guess Schroder is going to say that because he’s a little young. He hasn’t been able to see it over the past 17 years. He probably missed with me in 2K. He probably used me and missed.
Between Derrick Rose’s bank shot and Paul Pierce’s, it appears to be a great weekend for banking in the NBA. If we are lucky, maybe we’ll be treated to one more buzzer-beating bank shot to top it all off on Sunday. And if not? At least we’ll always have these awesome shots to reflect on. This is why I LOVE this game.