May 3, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) during the second quarter in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the New York Knicks at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
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Paul Pierce will play his final game in Boston when the Celtics take on the Clippers before the Super Bowl. Here are some memorable moments of his time in green.
Paul Pierce will go down as one of the greatest Boston Celtics players in their storied history. He is the second leading scorer in franchise history, and led the 2008 championship team with his heroic performances throughout those playoffs.
Pierce was the main reason I became a Celtics fan growing up. He has had some numerous moments that I will always remember, so here I will display some of his best moments in the Celtic uniform.
I can remember this like it was yesterday. Boston was up by one with a minute to go in game five of the 2012 eastern conference finals. Pierce had LeBron James on him, but it didn’t matter.
In this case, “The King” couldn’t handle “The Truth”. Unfortunately the Celtics lost this series in seven games, but this is a shot that will go down as one of the more cold blooded shots in Pierce’s career.
The culmination of everything Pierce did for the Celtics came when the Celtics won the 2008 championship. Pierce was named MVP of the series, as it was well deserved.
Pierce will always be remembered as a Celtic, and it will be a great day once his #34 is raised into the rafters among Celtics greats before him. Current Boston stars like Isaiah Thomas need to only look at how Pierce carried himself as a Celtic. He was truly an unforgettable player that was a joy to watch.