One player limped under the gun and action folded to David Cairns on the button. He raised to 2,300 and then the small blind made the call. Paul Pierce was in the big blind and paused for a moment. He then announced a raise and made it 5,000 to go. The player under the gun folded, Cairns called on the button and the small blind folded. It was now just Pierce one on one with Cairns and we know who had the height advantage.
The flop came down and both players checked to see the fall on the turn. Both checked again. The river completed the board with the and now the board had two pair on it. Pierce reached for chips and bet 5,000. Cairns didn't look happy about it, but made the call. Pierce shook his head as if he just threw the ball into the stands and said, "You got it." He tabled the to play the board. Cairns showed the and won the pot with queens and jacks.
On the last break, our very own Kristy Arnett caught up with Pierce for a quick chat. Heck, if the lockout ends up sticking in the NBA, he made need a new profession.