Today in "the Internet sure does move fast": "I Called Game" Paul Pierce t-shirts are already for sale.
Pierce dropped that line after his game-winning bank shot in Saturday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks have already started a "petition" to ban backboard usage on game-winning shot attempts, so clearly this is a big deal.
Pierce finished with 13 points (5-of-12 FG, 3-of-7 3PT) and seven rebounds in 26 minutes. The win gave the Wizards a 2–1 series lead ahead of Monday's Game 4 in Washington, but the biggest takeaway is surely Pierce's classic "I Called Game."
- Mike Fiammetta