People downplay our victory cuz Pierce was out but didnt Melo give Pierce like 42 in a playoff game? I think Daniels is better defensively than Pierce at this point. Pierce wanted no parts of Melo. Not to mention, last year Melo was being doubled and didnt have Amare to pass to.
Whether you want to call Melo a superstar or not, no player in the league can stop him when he's hot.