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Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

Posted on: May 1, 2011 6:04 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2011 1:56 am
 
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce was ejected after setting a screen on Dwyane Wade. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Any time an All-Star is ejected from a pivotal playoff game, there's bound to be controversy. But Sunday's Game 1 showdown between Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce and Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade will have people talking for days.

With Miami leading 87-74 at the 7:00 mark of the fourth quarter, Pierce set a pair of screens on Wade. After the second screen, Wade was whistled for a foul for running into Pierce and the two All-Stars exchanged some words. Without hesitation, the baseline official, Ed Malloy, whistled a double technical on both players. 

The only problem? Pierce had received a technical earlier in the game for getting into the face of Heat forward James Jones. By rule, Pierce was ejected from the game for receiving his second technical foul. 

For a full explanation of both technicals on Pierce from Dan Crawford, Sunday's officiating crew chief, click here. Regarding the second technical, Crawford stated: "It's what we call a verbal taunt. He directed profanity towards (Dwyane) Wade. And in the rulebook, that is a verbal taunt. And it just so happened to be Pierce's second technical foul." 

For more on the post-game reaction to the call, read this column by Jamey Eisenberg for CBSSports.com.

Here's video of the screen and scene that got Pierce tossed. 



Pierce left the game with 19 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Comments

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2011 9:34 am
 

Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

pwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahaha





Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: May 2, 2011 9:33 am
 

Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

I agree the league should give the players a longer leash. That way Pierce would have to back up his punk mouth. My bet is he would find himself unconscious if the leashes were too long. STUDIO GANGSTA!

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Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: May 1, 2011 9:19 pm
 

Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

BULL CRAP! The refs need to give these guys a longer leash in the playoffs. The refs are inserting themselves into the games and deciding the outcome without letting the players do it. This is ridiculous!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

Sorry, but referees made the right call with the Double Technical. The announcers are wrong. Wade and Pierce both deserved the technical. Pierce needs to be a bit smarter than this because his team needs him late in games and doing what he did that was just dumb.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2011 8:36 pm
 

Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

Pierce is such a baby....serves him right.  Big whiner.  Wade killed the Celtics all game and then when the outcome has already been decided Pierce becomes a punk.



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: May 1, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

D Wade do you think Pierce's picks are tough......Watch when Shag gets his claws on you. You cry baby! This is playing right into how Boston wants to play PHYSICAL



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: May 1, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

Wade has been and always will be a cry baby. What in the world was the ref thinking when he tossed Pierce?



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

typical NBA top series for TV and you have second rate officials trying to be the star..unreal..bad enough if wade or lebron were touched it was a foul but this crap?..lol..good job stern just another reason why your league needs to be locked out and then gotten rid of all together ..no way that warrented an ejection period ..miami's players talked all game and nothing was done ..makes you wonder if stern has an agenda



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

Doc Rivers is 100% correct. Both of the fouls that caused Pierce to get angry were flagrant fouls and not called as such. However, Pierce has been in this league a long time and needs to walk away from those situations. The NBA will not tolerate thuggery even though half the league are thugs.



Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Paul Pierce ejected after screen on Dwyane Wade

may be the officia on the take


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