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Led by a scoring surge from Paul Pierce and a renewed effort on defense, the Boston Celtics are healthy and looking again like one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
Pierce will try to move into second place on the franchise's all-time scoring list when the Celtics welcome the lowly Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. on SportSouth.
After a slow start and being hampered by injuries, Boston (13-10) has won four straight and eight of nine, including 98-80 over Memphis on Sunday.
Kevin Garnett matched his season high with 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Rajon Rondo, playing his second game after missing eight with a wrist injury, tied a season best with 14 assists.
The Celtics' turnaround is unsurprising to Pierce, who missed the first three games with a bruised heel.
"I think a lot of it has to do with us getting healthy," he said. "We were just a rusty group at the beginning of the year. ... We probably used those first ei...
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Celtics forward Paul Pierce was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week by the NBA for games played Monday, January 30th - Sunday, February 5th. During this period, Pierce helped the Celtics go 4-0, and averaged 22 points, 6.3 assists, and 5.8 rebounds. Pierce is currently 10 points shy of passing Larry Bird on the Celtics' all-time scoring list.
Pierce's game stats...
I was in the stands to witness history tonight as Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for second on the C's all-time scoring list.
This is how it looked during the timeout when the Celtics got to honor Pierce's achievement... including the tribute video. The Garden was buzzing all night waiting for this to happen. When it finally did, the place when absolutely berserk...
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“He had some great years in Boston — a few when the team was down, and maybe that hurt him a little bit,” Bird said. “But he’s a great scorer, and he won a championship, so he’s right there with...
During last night's game there were several segments highlighting Paul Pierce before, during and after the moment he surpassed Larry Bird on the Celtics all-time scoring list. Take a look at the video below to see a compilation of the best segments. Also, I want to extend a huge congrats to Paul, one of the greatest Celtics of all time which is saying quite a bit for this...
Kevin Garnett, when he wants to be, is one of the best interviews in the NBA, maybe the very best. He’s funny, he’s entertaining, he’s colorful and he’s powerfully emotional.After Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for second place on the Celtics all-time scoring list, Garnett spoke at length yesterday about his friendship with The Truth.A transcript follows.On his first meeting...
Paul Pierce nailed a three to pass Larry Bird for second on the Celtics’ all-time scoring list. The Celtics responded with a tribute video to Pierce. Watch below:
Celtics forward Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird to overtake the No. 2 spot on the Boston Celtics’ all-time career scoring list. “Just want to thank everyone who has supported me my whole career to my teammates my coachesmy family and all my fans Thank You,” Pierce posted on Twitter after the game. Pierce scored 15...Read the Rest...
Paul Pierce knew what was on the line with every shot. The pressure was quite clear to Pierce and anyone else in the arena as he stood on the verge of passing Larry Bird for No. 2 on Boston's career scoring list. He needed only 10 points to overtake Bird when the Celtics hosted Charlotte on Tuesday night and those final three seemed as if they would never come.
BOSTON- With what looked like a routine 3-pointer, Paul Pierce became the Boston Celtics second highest scorer surpassing Larry Bird. Like many records of magnitude, the hype leading up to the moment became something of an albatross as the Celtics tried to focus on wins more than setting records. Please click the link to read more and watch the video.
While New England continues to try and recover from Sunday, the sports world moves on. Last night at the TD Garden, Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird on the Celtics all-time scoring list, and now sits in second place, behind only John Havlicek.
Speaking of Larry Bird, I found Bill Simmons podcast with the Celtics legend to just be tremendous and just the thing I needed to get my mind...
Hoopsworld has this absolutely stunning trade rumor:
Additionally, sources have told HOOSPWORLD that the Boston Celtics do have interest in (Pau) Gasol for their All-Star point guard.
The Celtics have the potential for sizable cap room this summer but there is no true sense that Dwight Howard or Deron Williams would be within their reach.
Gasol has two years on his deal after...
Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for No. 2 on the Celtics' career scoring list, finishing with 15 points as the host Celtics increased their winning streak to five straight. Pierce needed nine points to tie Bird's total of 21,791. He had seven points at halftime, then hit a three-pointer with 10:23 left in the third quarter to pass Bird.