Pierce for the win

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Paul Pierce drains a game-winner against Atlanta in 2008.Here's a little something to wash away any bad taste in your mouth after Boston's Game 4 loss to the Heat Sunday in Miami:

After Paul Pierce hit the winning jumper at the buzzer in Friday's Game 3, we wrote about how it was his first walkoff winner in more than three years, meaning it was the first time he sank a winning shot as time expired.

But the NBA defines a game-winning shot as any go-ahead basket made in the last five seconds of a game that ended in victory. Here's a complete list of Pierce's postseason and regular-season winners by that definition:


April 23, 2010 vs. Miami

April 28, 2009 vs. Chicago*

Regular season

Nov. 12, 2008 vs. Atlanta

Dec. 9, 2006 vs. New Jersey

March, 7, 2006 vs. Washington*

Nov. 25, 2005 vs. Charlotte

Nov. 10, 2004 vs. Portland

Nov. 27, 2001 vs. Miami

Dec. 10, 2000 vs. Denver*

Jan. 19, 2000 vs. Toronto

*Overtime games