Without Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the Clippers are a beaten basketball team. There's a very good chance their season ends in Game 6 of their first-round series tonight in Portland. Coming off a scoreless 0-for-3 performance in just 10 minutes of play (despite starting) in Game 5, Paul Pierce appears to be at the end of the line of his Hall-of-Fame career.
In case this is the last time we ever see "The Truth" on an NBA basketball court, here's my ode-to-Paul-Pierce compilation blog (unfortunately I didn't start writing on the internet until 2011, so that's as far back as it goes):
Clipper Paul Pierce reps Celtics' green in "I hate you Kobe" commercial
Wolves' owner says Garnett wants to play one more year, does that mean Pierce will too?
Video: 14 years ago Paul Pierce scored 46 points in the second half of OT win in New Jersey
Video: The greatest 4th-quarter comeback in NBA playoff history
Paul Pierce's place among the all-time NBA three-point leaders
Pierce signs autograph for Celtics fan, from the bench, while his game is still going on
Where will 'The Truth' finish on the All-Time scoring list?
Awesome Old Movie Clip of the Week: 'You can't handle The Truth!'
Pierce 18th player in NBA history to score 25,000 points
I was crazy not to rank Paul Pierce as one of the five greatest Celtics of all-time
An unbelieveable night at the Garden for Pierce and KG's return
Get ready for "Paul Pierce's Sports Bar and Grille" to open by the Garden in 2023?
Celtics buy full-page ad in the Globe thanking Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett
Did the TD Garden PA announcer ruin Pierce's last moment in a Celtics uniform?
Old man Paul Pierce still triple-doubling
Pierce just did something unseen since Michael Jordan
Paul Pierce's 40-point game at age 35 is even more impressive than you think
Another reason you gotta love Paul Pierce
I'm at a loss for words (pictured)
Man, Celtics-Knicks games are nuts!
Right now the hottest team in the NBA plays in Boston