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Recap: Pierce surpasses Bird in Cs win over Bobcats

Chuck - Red's Army February 7, 2012 Uncategorized 2 Comments

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On a night where Paul Pierce climbed another rung on the ladder of team history, the Celtics used a team effort to beat the Charlotte Bobcats, 94-84.

Pierce's three pointer with 10:22 remaining the 3rd quarter (video here) was the 21,792 point of his career. The Garden crowd gave Pierce a standing ovation for a couple minutes. During a post game interview with Greg Dickerson, Pierce admitted he was pressing a bit for the record. While the spotlight was on Pierce's scoring ability, he filled up the stat sheet with 9 assists and 8 rebounds.

As for the game, the Celtics let Charlotte hang around for the first half, but finally stretched the lead to double digits in the 3rd quarter. Ray Allen (17 points) scored 9 straight points midway thru the 3rd.

Kevin Garnett continues to excel offensively – 22 points (10-15 FG), 7 rebounds. Rajon Rondo (10 points, 14 assists, 0 turnovers) looked especially crisp. Charlotte's Kemba Walker had 16 points and 7 rebounds.

I would have nailed the final score in my game preview, if it weren't for two garbage buckets by the Bobcats.

Box score | Recap

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  • Mileke

    Not a overly-pretty win if you will, but indeed a win.
    Was fun watching Pierce hit that mile-stone, the reaction the crowd gave him was phenomenal. Glad we got it over with before LA come to town, so we can focus on kicking their ass.
    Not alot of people have been talking about KG, lately, but he is quietly having a VERY NICE 10 game stretch here… To me, he’s the unsung hero in the C’s turnaround…
    Rondo looked well tonight, love it when he has ZERO turnovers!
    Bradley… I’m sorry, but he make the Celtics look so boring when he’s on the court. He’s the most discombobulated point guard i’ve seen in a while. I like this kid & all, but he has a REAL long way to go, & I would love to see Moore get more minutes, until he get it together…
    I guess that’s all i seen tonight!
    Go Celtics, & Lets BEAT LA!!!

  • Steve

    Could you guys post the tribute video for Paul tonight? Congrats Truth!