Paul Pierce has been a very underrated player the past few years. The playoffs have shown that he really is a top 15 player in the NBA. Plays defense, offense, he's a leader, and many intangibles. He's been head to head with Lebron James and now with Kobe. I know its only 1 game but the C's looked like a championship team tonight. Lakers are going to need alot more than just Kobe and I'm talking about more than Gasol because it seemed like all the Celtics players steped up tonight.