This is Pierce's third game in Boston since being traded away in July 2013. Asked before Sunday's game if it still felt weird, Piece said, "It’s always probably going to be weird. Just coming up in this arena, even just landing at the airport, just driving through the city. Taking a left instead of the right in the locker room. It’s always going to be weird coming up in here; it’s always going to be a little uncomfortable. This year I have to remember that I have a game, and I have to be ready for it. Sometimes it’s easy to lose focus like I did last year, but I think it’s a little easier for me this year."