The Clippers were diagramming a play before their first exhibition game when Paul Pierce interrupted to provide a reminder. Not everything about coming to this team was new to him.
"In the middle of it," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said, recalling what Pierce had told everyone, "Paul says, 'I've run this before. He coached me in Boston.'"
Rivers conceded he wasn't sure even he could remember the play from his Boston Celtics days, but Pierce seemed to have arrived in Los Angeles with total recall.
The veteran forward scored five points in only 14 minutes Friday night during the Clippers' 103-96 victory over the Denver Nuggets. His three-pointer in the...