Things couldn’t get any worse for Paul Pierce.
The Brooklyn Nets small forward Paul Pierce was fined $15,000 for his flagrant foul last night on the Indiana Pacers’ point guard George Hill in the third quarter.
Pierce was handed a flagrant foul 2 in the third quarter Monday night with 4:22 left after clotheslining Hill as the Pacers guard was about to go up for a layup in transition.
Pierce’s flagrant foul 2 resulted in an automatic ejection from the game.
Pierce shot 0-7 last night, and was held scoreless for the first time since March 9, 1999. Clearly, it was a rough night all-around for the small forward.
The Nets now stand at nine wins and 18 losses for the season after their loss to the Pacers.
Pierce has a career average of 21.6 points per game, with a .447 FG%. He averages six rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. This year, however, he is only averaging 12.6 points per game, with a .402 FG%, and is only averaging 2.9 assists and 5.2 rebounds.
Pierce remains quiet, and has not spoken to any members of the media since the incident. Likely, he’s frustrated with what occurred, as well as his dreadful performance in Monday night’s game.
The Nets will take on the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day at the Barclays Center, where they will likely be booed again by their home crowd.
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