When Paul Pierce thinks he got hit with a cheap shot, he’ll let everyone know it.
Alexis Ajinca appeared to give Pierce a deliberate elbow to the face while trying to clear space deep in the paint, just minutes after Pierce returned from an apparent shoulder injury. The Truth didn’t take too kindly to Ajinca’s antics, responding with a couple of colorful words aimed in Ajinca’s direction. Whistles were blown, players were separated, and the refs talked it over.
When the dust settled, Ajinca was charged with an offensive foul, and Pierce with a technical.