Pierce moves past Bird on Celtics’ scoring list
Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce moved past Hall of Famer Larry Bird into second place on the franchise’s all-time leading scorer list on Tuesday.
Pierce knocked down a 3-pointer with 10:23 remaining in the third quarter against the Charlotte Bobcats. The shot moved Pierce past Bird, who scored 21,791 points with Boston.
The crowd at TD Garden gave Pierce a lengthy ovation as play continued.
Pierce was later honored on the big screen with a video tribute. He also took a bow as the crowd erupted again.