The Celtics trail the 76ers 28-18 at the end of the first half, and the team's lack of blocks hasn't helped. It isn't a complete lack, though, as Paul Pierce offered this gem:
The Celtics have a hard road in front of them, having struggled to put away the Hawks in round one of the playoffs. The Sixers, meanwhile, are riding high on the emotional value of their upset over the Bulls, colored by injury though that upset may be. The Celtics are going to have to dig deep for this series, and plays like that from Pierce can certainly help. Pierce isn't known for his blocking, averaging less than one per game for each of his last three seasons, so seeing him go all out could be just what the team needs.