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Video: Paul Pierce passes Larry Bird on Celtics scoring list

Feb 7, 2012, 10:01 PM EDT

Any time you pass Larry Bird on any list, you’re doing something right.

Paul Pierce should already have cemented himself as one of the Boston Celtics’ all-time great players, but to echo that point Pierce passed Bird to move into second on the Celtics all-time scoring list with a jumper in the third quarter that gave him 21,792 points. (To answer your question, John Havlicek with 26,395 points.)

When the shot went in the Garden erupted in cheers and Pierce waved his arms to acknowledge and thank the crowd.

Pierce has had quite a career in Boston, having seen the bottom and a banner go to the rafters. He has survived a stabbing and become one of the modern icons of a legendary franchise.

This was his night. It’s well deserved. He should savor it.

  1. keyshawn22 - Feb 7, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Congrats Paul your’re a beast!!

  2. knicks4life - Feb 7, 2012 at 11:10 PM

    He’s got 4 more years

    • giselleisasucubus - Feb 7, 2012 at 11:29 PM

      man, your right, I watch him every game, have since he started his career, and he hasnt slowed down at all.

  3. giselleisasucubus - Feb 7, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    The Celtics need to keep Pierce and hope they can entice someone to come to Boston. Dont trade him.

  4. isujames - Feb 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    i cant believe that havlicek is ahead of bird,russel and pierce, that is a shock.He must have been a helluva player doing his time!!!!

    • icu84bs - Feb 8, 2012 at 7:50 AM

      Havlicek = 1270 games X 20.8 ppg approx 26000 points

      Russel = 969 games X 15.1 ppg = 14552 total points (but also astounding 21620 rebounds)

      Bird = 897 games X 24.3 ppg = 21791 total points

      Pierce = 986 games X 22.1 ppg = 21792

  5. thethruth34 - Feb 8, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    Congrats Paul

  6. bozosforall - Feb 8, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    The Celtics still SUCK…and so do their fans.

    • lakeshow4ever - Feb 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM

      yeah we get it man, you dont like the celtics, while its fun to make fun of the old teams, everyone would respect your opinion a little more if it didn’t come with the constant flaming. i know i know here comes your “well as long as my mom pays the internet bill i dont care what people think, i have a group of friends in my basement who love what i say.” It’s dumb when our lakers are just as mediocre as the celtics right now

      • patsfiend - Feb 11, 2012 at 2:11 PM

        hallelujiah lakeshow4ever!

    • drewzducks - Feb 8, 2012 at 12:35 PM

      Boring

    • mikeewright7 - Feb 8, 2012 at 1:22 PM

      OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG here you go again, dude go comment on your team fan page, you suck, everybody on the celtics including Doc Rivers will easily destroy you in basketball,hell including the trainers too lmao you just a lowlife who loves the celtics but wont admit it,ins okay go ahead, come on, you can do it, ill help you, on the count lets say C-E-L-T-I-C-S-P-R-I-D-E 1,2,3
      CELTICS PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

      Good Job Paul.P

    • bobwsc - Feb 8, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      you took your hardballtalk.com schtick over to this site, huh Bozo? rest assured, everyone over there still remembers (pities) you.

    • patsfiend - Feb 8, 2012 at 7:19 PM

      Well I guess the Lakers suck even worse then, since they are 14-11, while the Celtics, even after their slow start, are 14-10.

      Imagine if PP was half as selfish and image-conscious as Kobe… he probably would have passed Bird a few years ago.

      Way to go, Paul!

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