Originally written on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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Paul Pierce is just 10 points shy of leap-froggin ahead of Larry Legend, placing him just behind John Havliceck on the all-time scoring list for the Boston Celtics. Pierce should reach the milestone tonight against the Bobcats. From the Herald: “Bird retired with 21,791 regular-season points. John Havlicek, the all-time franchise leader, is a galaxy away with 26,395, which remains the 12th-highest regular-season total in NBA history. But in strictly offensive terms, a question remains of exactly how Pierce fits in with his forebearers — those who were strictly Celtics. Bird and Sam Jones were better pure shooters. Kevin McHale had the unparalleled post-up game, and Bob Cousy remains the franchise’s single most creative force. But could the NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, with everything from his in-between game, 3-point threat and unique ability to reach the rim and get fouled, be the best pure scorer of them all? The Herald put that question to Bird last weekend, and t...
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