NBA: Detroit 105, Boston 99 (OT)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 26 (UPI) -- Rasheed Wallace, who had 31 points and 11 rebounds, made a three-pointer in overtime Saturday to lead Detroit to a 105-99 victory over Boston.

NBA: Chicago 94, Boston 86

BOSTON, March 25 (UPI) -- Eddy Curry had 16 points Friday night and Chicago rallied in the fourth quarter for their fourth straight win, 94-86 over Boston.

NBA: Boston 111, New Orleans 100

NEW ORLEANS, March 19 (UPI) -- Ricky Davis and Paul Pierce combined for 50 points Saturday night while leading the Boston Celtics to a 113-100 victory over the New Orlerans Hornets.

NBA: Boston 103, Houston 92

HOUSTON, March 18 (UPI) -- A season-best 22 points from Mark Blount Friday night helped the streaking Boston Celtics down Houston, 103-92.

NBA: Boston 110, Toronto 109

BOSTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Tony Allen put Boston in front with a minute to play Wednesday night and the Celtics hung on for a 110-109 victory over Toronto.

NBA: Boston 105, Washington 101

BOSTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The division-leading Boston Celtics posted a 105-101 victory Sunday over the Washington Wizards.

NBA: Boston 115, Detroit 113 (2OT)

BOSTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce capped off a big night by hitting the game-winner in the second overtime period Friday night as Boston edged Detroit, 115-113.

NBA: Boston 95, Atlanta 91

BOSTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce highlighted a Boston comeback with 27 points Wednesday night as the Celtics downed Atlanta, 95-91.

NBA: Boston 104, LA Lakers 101

BOSTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Antoine Walker, Ricky Davis and Paul Pierce keyed a late spurt Wednesday night that boosted Boston past the Los Angeles Lakers, 104-101.

NBA: Boston 120, Phoenix 113 (OT)

PHOENIX, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Antoine Walker had 33 points and 13 rebounds in his second game back with the Boston Celtics who took a 120-113 overtime win Sunday from the Phoenix Suns.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers 104, Boston 95

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom scored 21 points and Chris Mihm 19 for the Los Angeles Lakers Tuesday in a 104-95 win over the Boston Celtics.

NBA: Boston 90, Memphis 88

BOSTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Ricky Davis scored with 3.9 seconds remaining Wednesday night to give Boston a 90-88 victory over Memphis.

NBA: Sacramento 104, Boston 100

BOSTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Mike Bibby scored 14 of his 27 points in the final quarter Sunday as he led the Sacramento Kings to a 104-100 victory over the Boston Celtics.

NBA: Boston 111, New York 94

BOSTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A 25-point performance by Ricky Davis Friday night helped Boston move above the breakeven mark with a 111-94 victory over New York.

NBA: Boston 94, LA Clippers 89

BOSTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce led a Boston comeback with 25 points Wednesday night as the Celtics overcame the Los Angeles Clippers, 94-89.
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Paul Pierce
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

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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