Pierce cheers on B's


Paul Pierce flashes his own championship ring at Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.BOSTON -- Celtics captain Paul Pierce became the latest Boston hoopster to lend his support to the local hockey squad, cheering on the Bruins during their 8-1 triumph over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday night at TD Garden.

Flanked by strength and conditioning coach Bryan Doo, Pierce sat about 20 rows behind the benches near center ice. He could be seen snapping cell phone pictures of the action and filming the crowd's reaction after Brad Marchand's shorthanded goal in the second period.

In between periods, Pierce remained at his seat, posing for pictures and snapping photos with those that approached. Since few besides Vancouver's most spandex-clad supporters were wearing green Monday, Pierce spent a lot of time autographing yellow and black rally towels.

Much like teammate Rajon Rondo last month, Pierce got some time on the JumboTron at Monday's game, much to the delight of the crowd.