But his brash talk carries the risk of getting egg on his face, and the Bucks’ series win over the Celtics put a whole omelet there.
After Boston’s 22-point Game 1 over Milwaukee, Pierce went on ESPN declared the series “over:"
He elaborated on ESPN the next day, saying the Bucks “may win a game, maybe two:"
Instead, Milwaukee won four straight by a combined 65 points. That made Pierce not just wrong, but historically wrong:
Just three teams have ever lost Game 1 by 15+ then won four straight, but nobody has ever responded like the Bucks. The three, sorted by combined margin of Games 2-5:— Dan Feldman (@DanFeldmanNBA) May 9, 2019
2019 Bucks vs. Celtics, 65
1972 Lakers vs. Knicks, 44
2011 Heat vs. Bulls, 32