Watch Paul Pierce vs Ray Allen Battle, Still Got the Skills!

Paul Pierce and Ray Allen are champion teammates in Boston back in 2008. It was all well and good with the rest of the Celtics roster until Ray Allen decided to join LeBron in Miami.
Recently, the two players reconnected and may have ended their long beef off the court as the two have been seen together in a picture posted by Pierce on Instagram on Sunday.
Their beef may have been gone but their competitive spirit is still there as the two former Celtic showed off their shooting skills in front of thousands of Chinese spectators in a celebrity game.

Watch Paul Pierce and Ray Allen play basketball against each other. 

Paul Pierce 34 points/10 rebounds vs Ray Allen 24 points/15 rebounds

Paul Pierce Thinks Celtics can Reach NBA Finals with Kyrie Irving Leading the Team

Kyrie Irving will lead the Celtics to the NBA Finals 

The future Celtic Hall of Famer recently spoke about the recent trade involving Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas.
With confidence Paul Pierce talks about how ready Kyrie is to be the main man after getting the much-needed championship experience from LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Pierce who signed back with the Celtics will be playing for one game just to officially retire as a Celtic.
Paul Pierce, however, also mentioned that Cavalier depth is certainly a lot better than the Celtics.
The Jump crew gives their thoughts on the Cleveland Cavaliers trading Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics, with Paul Pierce saying he thinks the Celtics can reach the NBA Finals with Kyrie.

Paul Pierce Signed a Deal with Boston and will Retire as a Celtic and That’s the Truth

39-year-old Paul Pierce is back to the city where it all started. Pierce has been with three different teams in the last four years and now he is back once again to the team that drafted him 10th overall in 1998. He is a Celtic once again and it will be the last team that he will ever play with in the NBA.
“We’re honored that Paul has chosen to retire as a Celtic. He is among the very best Celtics — a champion on and off the court.” said Celtics governor and managing partner, Wyc Grousbeck. “We congratulate Paul on his Hall of Fame career, and look forward to seeing his number raised to the rafters of TD Garden.”
Paul Pierce, a 15 year Celtic had his best memories as a basketball player wearing the Boston Celtics uniform. He is arguably one of the best players in Boston and would probably be inducted into the Hall of fame one day.
Paul Pierce is Green blooded.

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Video: Players Emotional Tribute to Paul Pierce

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Paul Pierce had a wonderful 19 year NBA career that stretches from playing with the Celtics, the Nets, Wizards and The Clippers.  His time with the Boston Celtics was certainly the most memorable one as he created a legacy and dedicated more than a decade of his basketball career to the city of Boston. Pierce together with Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett had an amazing run in 2008 when the Celtics claimed another championship with his leadership on the court.
The 39-year-old 1998 10th pick overall from Kansas College had a great season in the NBA and game 7 against the Utah Jazz in the 2017 1st round playoff game will sadly be his last NBA game.
As a Celtic fan, I was emotional to see Paul Pierce finally wave goodbye to the sport. He was one of the best that ever played the game and the truth is, he will truly be missed by his fans.
He did not leave without etching his name in the record books. Before watching the tribute video, check out Paul Pierce’s career highlights and awards.
NBA champion (2008)
NBA Finals MVP (2008)
10× NBA All-Star (2002–2006, 2008–2012)
All-NBA Second Team (2009)
3× All-NBA Third Team (2002, 2003, 2008)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2010)
Consensus first-team All-American (1998)
No. 34 jersey retired by University of Kansas
McDonald’s All-American (1995)
California Mr. Basketball (1995)

One of the Greatest Rivalries in NBA History – The Black Mamba vs. The Truth

(Artwork by Sean Curate)

It was in year 2006 of February, where two superstars dueled and combined for 79 points in a game that showcased an unbelievable performance of the aces.

Kobe Bryant finished with 40 points, while Paul Pierce had 39.

Watch the Full Highlights below where the two had a nasty 79 points combined.

Before Stephen Curry, LeBron James Had also a Rival Back in 2008 and It Was "The Truth."

(Artwork by Sean Curate)

It was back in 2008, where the Cavaliers and Celtics faced off in a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Boston. It was a showdown between two of the NBA’s best small forwards at that time, trying to carry their teams to the next round.
It was an All Out battle between LeBron James and Paul Pierce who were answering each other’s shots. Both dropped a humongous amount of points, LeBron had 45, while Pierce scored 41 points.
It was a tight game until the end, but the Celtics pulled away in a narrow victory, beating the Cavaliers 97-92.

Watch the epic battle between LeBron James and Paul Pierce below:

  

8 Years Ago Today – The Boston Celtics won their 17th NBA Championship, defeating the Lakers in a lopsided fashion with a score of 131-92

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The Boston Celtics won their 17th NBA Championship, defeating the Lakers 4 games to 2. Boston’s 131-92 win in Game 6 is the most lopsided closeout win in NBA Finals history. Paul Pierce is named Finals MVP.

The 39-point margin of victory was the largest ever in an NBA championship-clinching game, breaking the old record of 33, also set by the Celtics over the Lakers in Game Five of the The 1965 NBA Finals, 129–96. This lead was close to the Finals point-spread record set in Game 3 in 1998 where a Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls team beat the Utah Jazz by 42 points, 96–54.The Celtics also improved their overall record against the Lakers to 9–2 in Finals meetings, beating them in the Finals for the first time since 1984.
This was the Celtics’ 17th championship, their first since 1986, extending their record for most NBA championships won by a single team. All this capped off the Celtics’ best regular season (66–16) since their previous championship season in which they went 67–15. It was also a sense of relief, as the Celtics set an NBA record for most playoff games ever needed to win a championship, with 26, surpassing the previous record of 24 by the Lakers in 1988.

Watch the final game below where the Celtics won the 2008 NBA Finals

Doc Rivers keeping Paul Pierce healthy for playoffs

“I don’t want to overuse him. I know that. So, I don’t even know how we are going to use him yet. I want to play him at [power forward] a lot. What I want him to be is healthy in the playoffs.”said Rivers, regarding the role of to the the 37-year old Paul Pierce.

Paul Pierce signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, who are getting a 10-time NBA All-Star and former NBA Finals MVP with extensive playoff experience. “The Truth” which they call him will be reunited with his former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers this coming season to the Clippers.

Rivers admitted he was disappointed when Pierce selects Washington instead of Los Angeles last summer.

“I wanted to smack him over that one,” joked Rivers. “Of course we didn’t have any money to give him. Washington had the midlevel; we offered the minimum. And I thought the minimum was a better deal, but he didn’t. No, he did the right thing.”

Pierce helped Boston Celtics win the NBA title in 2008 and was named MVP of the Finals when Rivers was coaching the Celtics.

Prepare for the Los Angeles Clippers this coming season!


CLIPPER NATION! RISE UP!





It maybe a bit too soon to tell but this roster should already determine that the Clippers are determined to win it all, Last year they fall short after losing to the Rockets but they were able to dethrone the San Antonio Spurs, thanks to CP3’s Heroic moments. With the experience that they were able to get last year, I am sure that this will only make them even more ready for the years to come. Steve Balmer and Doc Rivers formed a beautiful roster that on paper is really something to look forward to. 

PG – Paul /  Rivers / Crawford / Prigioni
SG- Reddick / Stephenson / Wilcox
SF – Pierce /Johnson / Josh Smith / Dawson
PF – Griffin / Josh Smith / Glen Davis
C – DJ / Aldrich / Davis

Yes, I know that Stephenson weren’t able to give his best last season but I am sure that he is determined to prove to everyone that he is after all “Born Ready”. Pierce’s addition maybe a little overlooked but he is what they lack a clutch player that can take big shots and bring it when needed. Its amazing that they also got Josh Smith from their rival, Houston Rockets. that may also be the factor why DJ decided to stay.

I wont be surprise if the Clippers gets the #1 seed from Western Conference barring any injuries from starting 5. 

One thing is for sure, Everyone will have their eyes set on CP3 because this might be his year. 

What are you waiting for ? Clipper NATION ALL IN! 


Paul Pierce reunited with Doc Rivers, How much was the deal?

Reunited and feels so good. Paul Pierce is joining force with his former coach from the Boston Celtics, Doc Rivers and we think this is just the first of many moves that they will this season. Paul Pierce has agreed to a 3-year deal with the L.A. Clippers, worth $3.3M annually. Player option after year 2.

Would Ray Allen come out and play for the Lakers?

Congratulation Paul Pierce 2nd all time leading scorer!

for Celtics. Paul Pierce hits a three pointer and passes Celtics legend Larry Bird for second on the teams all time scoring list, trailing only John Havlicek! Congratulation!
This is a very good moment, until Jermaine Oneal pick up a technical foul!
O’neal crap spoiled the moment!

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Boston Celtics: What to expect?

The aging Boston Celtics may not be as athletic as other teams but they still got the heart and the Boston pride to make one final run this season. Sticking with their 3 veterans Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnet, The Boston Celtics is still prime to compete against the best team in the NBA and a shorter season may just be what they need to make it happen. Check out this video



Boston Celtics: What to expect?

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Allen Iverson and Bunch of NBA all star to watch Pacquiao vs Marquez 3

The Answer, Allen Iverson and some NBA stars like Kevin Durant, Amare Stoudemire and Paul Pierce will watch the Pacquiao vs Marquez fight on November 12.  The following players could be set to play in a tournament that is hosted by the former NBA All-star and scoring champion Allen Iverson. 
Iverson at age of 36 will be announcing the full line of the tournament that will take place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. According to news there will be four teams playing and the first game which is on the 12th of November will be earlier to make way for them to watch the Pacquiao vs Marquez  fight after the game.

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Rondo returns and helps Celtics beat Heat 97-81

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer
BOSTON – His left arm wrapped in a sleeve and dangling lifelessly by his side, Rajon Rondo broke for the basket and sailed past LeBron James for a layup.
The dislocated elbow and stiff back weren’t going to stop him.

Rondo still had one good arm — and his legs.
The Celtics point guard had 11 assists in the game and a pair of one-armed baskets in the fourth quarter on Saturday night to lead Boston to a 97-81 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
“He showed he’s a really tough young individual,” said Kevin Garnett, who had 28 points and 18 rebounds — more than he had in the first two games combined. “I don’t know what he’s going to be like when he’s 35, but right now he’s playing pretty well.”
Miami leads the best-of-seven series 2-1, with Game 4 on Monday night in Boston.
Paul Pierce scored 27 for the defending East champions, who managed to avoid a 3-0 hole that no NBA team has ever overcome. But they came out of it with injuries to both point guards: Coach Doc Rivers said Rondo’s future availability is in question, and Delonte West had his bruised left shoulder wrapped at the end of the game.
“The playoffs are here. This is what it’s about: Bruises, whatever, you’ve got to keep on going,” West said. “I think that light clicked on for us today.”
Dwyane Wade had 23 points and seven assists, and Joel Anthony continued to contribute off the bench, scoring 12 with 11 rebounds. Playing in the building where his Cleveland career came to an end, spurring his free agency defection to Miami, James scored 15 points as he and Wade combined to make just 14 of 35 shots from the floor.
Wade was also the one who fouled Rondo in the third quarter as the two got tangled up and crashed to the court. Rondo landed awkwardly on his left arm; he had to be helped to his feet and led from the floor while team Dr. Brian McKeon immobilized Rondo’s arm.
But even as the Celtics were announcing that Rondo had a dislocated left elbow, he was back on the bench. He returned for the start of the fourth and — despite playing with his left arm dangling at his side — provided the Celtics with the spark they had been missing in the first two games.
“We understand fully now how tough it is to take down a champion,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “All this fuel, the last three days, that was going on, I was cringing. Because you know this is a proud group, and you knew they would have a response.”
After two sloppy games in Miami in which it unraveled at the end, Boston provided its first real resistance in the series, jumping to a 16-7 lead in the opening minutes. The Heat came back in the second quarter to take the lead, but the Celtics posted a dominating second half, with Rondo as their emotional leader.
Returning to the Celtics’ bench at the end of the third quarter, Rondo received a standing ovation from the crowd when a picture of him on the bench was shown on the scoreboard.
“The first report was ‘dislocated — out,’ basically for good,” Rivers said. “Thirty seconds later, I was in the huddle and I saw Rondo walk by me, and it looked like he was going to play. Clearly, that got everyone excited. It was awesome to see him back out on the floor.”
Rondo was obviously favoring his left arm when he returned, but that didn’t stop him from a right-handed dunk after a steal and breakaway with 8:39 left that gave Boston an 81-63 lead. Two minutes later he drove in and laid it up over James.
He finished with six points, four of them in the fourth quarter.
“I didn’t have to do much scoring — just directing,” he said. “That’s using your mouth, using my legs.”
Miami led 46-44 at the half, but the Celtics scored nine of the first 10 points, capped by Rondo’s first basket of the game, a driving layup with 3 minutes gone in the third that gave Boston a 53-47 lead. In all, the Celtics scored 16 of the first 20 points of the second half; James missed three of four free throws during the span, and the only other points came on a 3-pointer by Wade.
Shaquille O’Neal returned for Boston and was not much of a factor. He scored two points, with zero rebounds, in 8:29 for his first action of the postseason.
Notes: During a second-quarter timeout, the Celtics played a video honoring the American military. The biggest cheer was for the logo of Seal Team Six, which carried out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. … Red Sox players Josh Beckett, John Lackey, Dustin Pedroia, Josh Bard and Jacoby Ellsbury were at the game. So was Bruins forward Milan Lucic. … Pierce, Ray Allen and Garnett scored the Celtics’ first 23 points. Pierce led the way with 12, hitting three free throws after drawing a foul while attempting a 3-pointer then hitting from beyond-the-arc. … West, who was playing with a bruised shoulder, scored 10 points in the first half.

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Pierce, Allen lead Celtics to 3-0 lead over Knicks

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK – No fantastic finish needed for the Boston Celtics this time.
They simply spoiled Madison Square Garden’s postseason homecoming party right from the start.
Paul Pierce scored 38 points, Ray Allen added 32, and Rajon Rondo had a Celtics’ playoff-record 20 assists as Boston beat the New York Knicks 113-96 on Friday night to take a 3-0 in their first-round playoff series.

Rondo had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who pulled out two close games in Boston but never trailed in this one, dominating the first playoff game at Madison Square Garden in seven years. They will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon, and no NBA team has ever lost a series after winning the first three games.
After winning the two games in Boston despite trailing in the final half-minute of both, the Celtics scored the first nine points of this one and never really let it get much closer.
Carmelo Anthony had 15 points and 11 rebounds but shot 4 for 16 for the Knicks, who were hosting a playoff game for the first time in seven years. But the Celtics left the fans little to cheer about, and the Knicks were even booed as they walked off the court trailing by 23 points after three quarters.
Exactly 10 years to the day since their last home playoff victory, the Knicks were outclassed in the same way they have been so many times in their forgettable decade since.
With Chauncey Billups sidelined again with a knee injury, Amare Stoudemire limited by his back spasms and Anthony unable to duplicate his 42-point performance from Game 2, the Knicks lacked the firepower to match the defending Eastern Conference champions.
Stoudemire was just 2 for 8 for seven points.
Allen, who made the go-ahead 3-pointer in the Celtics’ 87-85 victory in Game 1, was 8 for 11 behind the arc and is a sizzling 15 for 20 in the series. Pierce was 6 of 8 from 3-point range as Rondo continuously set up his two All-Star wing players for open shots.
A sellout crowd filled with celebrities and fans starving to see postseason success could do nothing but admire the execution of the Celtics in an impressive performance after believing they played poorly in the first two games. They matched the 3-0 lead of Miami, moving closer to an expected second-round showdown.
Many fans wore orange shirts or waved orange towels. But the Celtics, who came within one win of an NBA title last season despite having home-court advantage in only one round, shook off the sounds as easily as they swatted away the Knicks.
“If you really want to bother us, tell no one to come. Then that’ll freak us out,” Boston coach Doc Rivers said before the game.
Instead, many of the fans just left early.
Stoudemire, who missed the second half of Tuesday’s game, won the opening tip but struggled early. He way overshot the basket on his first attempt, missed badly on his next one and was 0 for 3 in the opening period.
He warmed up for the second half with a large pad attached to his back, but by then it wouldn’t even had mattered if he played well.
The Celtics quickly scored the first nine points of the game before struggling Landry Fields got the Knicks on the board with a jumper more than 3 minutes in. Pierce later nailed a 3-pointer to start a 10-0 run that made it 22-5 and Boston turned away every New York rally.
NOTES: Shaquille O’Neal sat on Boston’s bench, showing he’s closer to returning from a right calf injury by making the trip to New York. Rivers said O’Neal is working hard but doesn’t know if he’ll be available for Game 4. … Pierce tied Tom Heinsohn for 13th place on Boston’s career list with his 104th playoff game. He will tie K.C. Jones for 12th on Sunday and could move into the top 10 during this postseason.

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Celtics rally for spirited victory over Knicks

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK – Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Rajon Rondo added 13 points and 12 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics scored the final 10 points for a spirited 96-86 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.
With blood flowing and bodies flying, the Celtics showed the Knicks they will be tough to beat next month if this was in fact a preview of a first-round playoff series.

Paul Pierce scored 21 points and Ray Allen had 15 for Boston despite a poor shooting night and a nasty cut on his head that briefly forced him from the game.

Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points for the Knicks, but neither he nor Amare Stoudemire had a field goal in the fourth quarter. Chauncey Billups had 21 and Stoudemire finished with 16.
Boston (50-19) matched its victory total from last season after coming into play tied with Chicago for the best record in the Eastern Conference, seizing control in the final minutes with its trademark tough defense the sensational all-court play of Rondo, who made the tiebreaking basket with 3:10 left.
The Knicks lost for the sixth time in seven games and fell to 7-9 since acquiring Anthony last month, and as with Miami’s occasional struggles this season, has created concerns about how long it takes a team to figure things out when it has put superstars together.
“Hopefully two, three years,” joked Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who has his reasons for that wish.
The longtime Atlantic Division rivals could be headed toward a meeting in the first round of the playoffs. New York entered in seventh place in the East, a half-game behind Philadelphia.
This one started to resemble a playoff scrap in the second quarter. Boston’s Troy Murphy had to come out of the game with a bloody nose, and Glen Davis crashed to the court after Anthony caught him in the head with an elbow after grabbing a rebound.
Then Allen had to leave briefly in the third quarter after his head was bloodied by Jared Jeffries’ elbow while going for a rebound. Allen wiped blood from his head on the court with a towel, not far from where his mother was seated next to Spike Lee in the front row of courtside seats.
The Celtics took the hits and kept coming, trimming New York’s lead to 69-63 on Glen Davis’ layup at the third-quarter buzzer. They were down nine after Billups’ four-point play with 7:26 remaining but stormed back with 13 straight points, going ahead 86-82 on Garnett’s jumper with 4:20 to go.
The Knicks tied it, and after Rondo’s layup with 3:10 put Boston back ahead, Anthony was cut above the eye after colliding with Rondo trying to steal and inbounds pass. Rondo came up with it as Anthony fell to the court, then found Davis for a layup and a 90-86 edge with 2 1/2 minutes left.
Pierce knocked down a jumper for a six-point lead, and Allen put it away with a dunk to make it 94-86 with 40 seconds to go. He closed it out with two free throws.
A day after the Knicks managed nine points in the first quarter at Milwaukee, their worst opening period since scoring a franchise-low five on Nov. 21, 1956, against Fort Wayne, Stoudemire had nine by himself after 12 minutes Monday as New York built a 25-22 lead.
The Knicks scored the first seven of the second, capped by consecutive baskets by Ronny Turiaf, to open a double-digit cushion. It grew to 45-30 on Billups’ 3-pointer with 3:41 remaining in the half, and the Knicks took a 51-37 advantage to the locker room.
Notes: The teams meet again in Boston on April 13 in the regular-season finale. … Shaquille O’Neal worked out on a stationary bike before the game, though it’s still unknown when he will return from a sore right leg that’s sidelined him since Feb. 1. … The Knicks started Turiaf at center, the third straight game they had a different starter at that position.



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Paul Pierce Plans to End Career In Europe

An interesting sound bite came from Paul Pierce recently, he says that he wants to end his playing career in Europe so that he can finish up his NBA career in Green and White. Pierce says that he before he begins real retirement he wants to send himself and his family over to Greece or Italy for a season to get the European experience out of his playing career. Pierce’s ambitions to end in Europe are both admirable and curious. I think its great that as a player he realizes that he wont be able to be the star he is forever. So many players try to live their career by the name they created when they were 25, ala Tracy McGrady seeking gainful employment even as his washedup career hit new lows in minutes and games played. Its cool that Pierce sincerely wants to forever be remembered only as a Celtic and not as some random Wizards role player or bench player on the Heat.

As honorable as this idea is it is also something that is interesting to read into for a few reasons. First it shows the growth of European competition. For an NBA champion and star to actively say he is looking forward to playing over seas shows that the NBA will have some real competition sooner than later. The idea that European leagues can be competitors could give NBA players leverage in the upcoming collective bargaining agreements and looming player lockout. The threat to jump ship from an NBA contract to a European, or even Asian basketball league helps the NBA players union in their quest to retain their current payment levels. Also, the idea that NBA players feel comfortable seeking employment in Europe creates a safety net for players who are concerned about where their paycheck will be coming from in the 2011 season. So while I’m sure Pierce’s comments did not have this type of intent behind it, it shows that if there is a lockout one of the leagues posterboys will have no trouble getting a job doing what he does best elsewhere, and I’m sure many other players could follow suit.
As far as retiring from the NBA, I think I will be done after this contract because eventually I want to go overseas and play and live for a couple of years,” Pierce, 32, told Comcast SportsNet. “I want to go to either Italy or Greece for a year. I think I want to be able to bring my family over to just kind of share a different experience overseas ……”
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