Found February 07, 2012 on
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. That ovation lasted forever.
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The evening would belong to Paul Pierce. The rest of the Celtics would make sure that Pierce's evening wouldn't be filled with mixed emotions.
After an unimpressive first half that saw Pierce struggle mightily, the Celtics play down to Bobcats and allow Charlotte to feel like they were actually an almost-decent team, the Captain finally completed the task that everyone...
Stubbornness. Pride. Competitiveness. Maybe even a little stupidity. In the past two days, Paul Pierce and Kobe Bryant — two aging stars on teams that would be seventh seeds if the playoffs started today — have both conceded that championships remain the driving force.Championships. Is it possible for the Big Three to win a second? For Kobe to win a sixth? For the NBA gods...
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.
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...
In the video above, WEEI speaks with Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas, who won two NBA championships with the Celtics in the 1970s. Silas talks about the differences between Paul Pierce and John Havlicek, saying "They're kind of different players... Havlicek was just very aggressive running all the time. He'd get up and down the floor, ran and banked shots off the...
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Boston Celtic legend Larry Bird sat down with ESPN’s Bill Simmons to talk about basketball, of old and new. When talking on the idea of ever leaving the Celtics for bigger and brighter lights, Bird said:
“If you have an elite player come through, especially a small market, you’ve got to hold on to them players. They’re not born every day.”