Celtic for Life: Paul Pierce called "series" a bit prematurely, but his playoff 3-PT shooting is amazing

Last night Paul Pierce drilled what appeared to be another dagger-like game-winner:

After burying a three to put Washington up 81-80 with just over eight seconds remaining, you can see Pierce turn and say something to the Atlanta bench:

A legendary moment stolen away by Al Horford less than seven seconds later.  Despite the loss, I don't for one second believe the Wizards (down 3-2) are out of this series.  If John Wall's hand keeps improving, I like Washington's chances in Game 6 and Game 7.

Regardless, Pierce has been absolutely phenomenal from long range in these playoffs:

Pierce is 33-for-61 on three-pointers in the playoffs, an astounding 54.1 percent.  It's the highest rate in the league of anyone still playing who's averaging at least one three per game.  Pierce has also connected on 3.7 treys per contest, second only to NBA MVP Steph Curry's 4.2.

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