23 Apr 2010
MIAMI—There was no diagramming of a special play in the final Boston huddle, no brilliant piece of strategy.
Paul Pierce demanded the ball.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers agreed.
And with Dwyane Wade watching helplessly from the bench, cramps rendering him unable to put any weight on his left leg, Pierce put Boston one win from a first-round sweep of the Heat.
Pierce dribbled the clock down to 2 seconds, got to his favorite spot just off...