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NBA: Chicago 92, Brooklyn 76

CHICAGO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Carlos Boozer came back from an injury absence Thursday to provide 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Chicago Bulls in a 92-76 win over Brooklyn.

NBA: Brooklyn 105, Charlotte 89

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Brooklyn's Paul Pierce posted 25 points and Nets continued their recent dominance over Charlotte with a 105-89 victory Wednesday.

NBA: Brooklyn 103, San Antonio 89

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Alan Anderson came off the bench to score 22 points Thursday and send Brooklyn to a 103-89 win over shorthanded San Antonio.

NBA: Brooklyn 108, Philadelphia 102

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce went 14-of-14 from the free-throw line, including two key foul shots late in the game, helping Brooklyn turn back Philadelphia 108-102 Monday.

NBA: Indiana 97, Brooklyn 96

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Indiana's Roy Hibbert and Paul George each scored 20 points Saturday, putting the Pacers back on the winning track with a 97-96 decision over Brooklyn.

NBA: Toronto 104, Brooklyn 103

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Patrick Patterson nailed a go-ahead basket with 6 seconds left in the game Monday, elevating the Toronto Raptors over Brooklyn 104-103.

NBA: Brooklyn 85, Boston 79

BOSTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Andray Blatche provided 17 points off the bench Sunday to lead Brooklyn over Boston 85-79 in the return of former Celtics Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

NBA: Brooklyn 101, Orlando 90

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Andray Blatche and Mirza Teletovic combined for 32 points off the bench for Brooklyn Tuesday in the Nets' 101-90 win over slumping Orlando.

NBA: Brooklyn 127, Atlanta 110

LONDON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson scored 26 points in the first half Thursday and the Brooklyn Nets controlled the game en route to a 127-110 win over the Atlanta Hawks in London.

NBA: Toronto 96, Brooklyn 80

TORONTO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- DeMar DeRozan supplied 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists Saturday, carrying the Toronto Raptors over Brooklyn 96-80.

NBA: Brooklyn 104, Miami 95 (2OT)

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Shaun Livingston and Joe Johnson ignited a Brooklyn run in the second overtime period Friday that brought the Nets a 104-95 win over Miami.

NBA: Brooklyn 89, Cleveland 82

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Deron Williams connected for 21 points and Paul Pierce posted a career milestone Saturday in the Brooklyn Nets' 89-82 victory over Cleveland.

NBA: Brooklyn 95, Oklahoma City 93

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson hit a jump shot that beat the buzzer Thursday and gave Brooklyn a 95-93 comeback win over Oklahoma City.

NBA: Indiana 105, Brooklyn 91

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Paul George and Lance Stephenson put in a combined 47 points Saturday, guiding the Indiana Pacers over Brooklyn 105-91.

NBA: Brooklyn 104 Milwaukee 93

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Shaun Livingston helped Brooklyn get off to a fast start Friday and the Nets held on to defeat Milwaukee 104-93.
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BOS2000031503 - 15 MARCH, 2000 - BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA: The Golden State Warriors Erick Dampier, right, tries to block the path of the Boston Celtics Paul Pierce as Pierce drives toward the basket at The Fleet Center in Boston. lkm/Lee K. Marriner U:PI
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Paul Anthony Pierce (born October 13, 1977 in Oakland, California), also known as The Truth, is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He earned First Team All-America honors in his junior year at Kansas, and has been a starter every season since being selected by the Celtics with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft. He is a nine-time All-Star, four-time All-NBA team selection and also led Boston to the NBA Finals in 2008, and 2010, winning the 2008 NBA Finals. He was named the 2008 NBA Finals MVP in his first trip to the NBA Finals. Pierce also is one of only three Celtics, alongside Larry Bird and John Havlicek, who have scored over 20,000 points in their career with the Celtics alone.

Pierce was raised in Inglewood, California where he was the star of Inglewood High School's basketball team during his junior and senior years. He also participated in the 1995 McDonald's All-American Game alongside future NBA stars Kevin Garnett, Stephon Marbury, Vince Carter, and Antawn Jamison, and was a contestant in the game's Slam Dunk Contest, which was won by Carter.

Pierce averaged 16.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in his three seasons at the University of Kansas, where he majored in Crime and Delinquency Studies, and earned MVP honors in the Big 12 Conference Tournament in both 1997 and 1998. Pierce played for Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams at Kansas. He entered the NBA Draft after his junior year and was selected with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Paul Pierce."
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