After the Brooklyn Nets stole home court with a 94-87 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Saturday afternoon, the Raptors evened things up by defeating the Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night.
In game 1, the Nets got huge shots down the stretch from veteran Paul Pierce. Pierce finished game 1 with 15 points on six-of-13 shooting to go with four rebounds and four assists.
In game 2, Pierce shot very poorly, scoring just seven points on three-of-11 shooting while grabbing six rebounds, dishing out three assists and recording three steals.
It’s pretty clear Pierce need to be more efficient and play better than he did in game 2 if the Nets are going to win the series.
Pierce is doing just that in Wednesday’s pivotal game 3. At the half, Pierce has eight points on two-of-five shooting and the Nets rallied to take a 49-45 lead into the break.
Pierce’s most impressive play came late in the second quarter when he crossed over Tyler Hansbroguh and finished with a huge dunk.