Paul Pierce Ejected for Bashing George Hill in the Face

Grant Hughes@@gt_hughesNational NBA Featured ColumnistDecember 24, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: Paul Pierce #34 of the Brooklyn Nets during a game against Indiana Pacers at the Barclays Center on December 23, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Down by 19 with 4:22 to go in the Brooklyn Nets' eventual 103-86 loss to the Indiana Pacers, Paul Pierce leveled George Hill with a clothesline takedown on a breakaway.

Pierce earned a Flagrant 2 and an ejection on the play, sending him to the showers without a single point on the night.

Per B/R's Howard Beck, Pierce's wallet will also be a little lighter as a result of the hard foul:

Hopefully, the funds will go to Hill's chiropractor. He's going to need some realignment after the way he hit the deck.

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