Top 10: Best Paul Pierce performances vs. Wizards
No. 10: Jan. 2, 2009 -- 26pts, 9-of-10 FG, 5-of-6 3pt FG
This was Boston being Boston and this was Pierce being Pierce. The Truth played just 26 minutes but scored 26 points during that span on his way to a blowout Boston win.
No. 9: Dec. 18, 2013 -- 27pts, 10-of-12 FG, 6 rebs
One week before Christmas this past season, Pierce had a present for Brooklyn. His 27 points off the bench kept the Nets in the game before they ultimately fell, 113-107.
No. 8: April 4, 2004 -- 17pts, 13asts, 7rebs
At the ol' MCI Center, Pierce nearly registered a triple-double but his Celtics fell short, 112-102. Gilbert Arenas and Larry Hughes combined for 64 points for Washington.
No. 7: Feb. 21, 1999: 24pts, 12rebs, 3stls, 2blks
In his first-ever NBA game against Washington, Pierce posted a monster double-double despite tallying a loss in the process. Who was the leading scorer in that game for the Wizards? Mitch Richmond.
No. 6: March 5, 2004 -- 24pts, 10rebs, 8asts, 5stls
March 2004 was a bad time to be a Wizard facing Paul Pierce. Twice in the span of less than two weeks, The Truth lit up Washington. This was the first of two.
No. 5: March 13, 2004 -- 37pts, 12 rebs, 3stls
Here's the other version of March Madness from Pierce. His double-double lifted Boston to a 111-102 win over Gilbert Arenas and Washington. Kwame Brown also posted a double-double in that game.
No. 4: Jan. 17, 2000 -- 34pts, 12-of-16 FG
Pierce shot a blistering 12-of-16 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line on his way to 34 points and a 105-101 Boston victory.
No. 3: March 11, 2002 -- 37pts, 9rebs, 4asts
Pierce has scored 37 points against the Wizards three times in his career, his high against Washington. His performance in 2002 helped Boston capture a 104-99 win.
No. 2: April 6, 2003 -- 36pts, 9rebs, 6asts
Pierce was masterful, including shooting 5-of-9 from three-point range, but Michael Jordan's 25 points were too much for Boston in a one-point Washington win.
No. 1: Jan. 22, 2012 -- 34pts, 8rebs, 10asts
Pierce approached a triple-double with 34 points, eight rebounds, and 10 assists. Helped by Pierce's performance, Boston grabbed a 100-94 win.