Late in the first half of the Hawks’ unimpressive Game 2 win over the Wizards, Paul Pierce leveled Jeff Teague in the open court, using a body block of sorts to make sure Teague didn’t get loose for an uncontested fast break.
Pierce has had no trouble playing the villain in these playoffs, which is a strategy that worked to perfection during Washington’s first-round sweep of the Raptors.
But this seemed to be an isolated incident. And though the fans had a derogatory chant ready for Pierce after this play, he responded with nothing more than a few words and a smile as he headed to the bench.
[via Larry Brown Sports]