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The 2008 Celtics reunited for Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement in Boston (except Ray Allen, who played golf)

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Sunday at TD Garden was supposed to be a day to remember for Boston Celtics fans and franchise legend Paul Pierce, whose #34 jersey went up in the rafters before the Celtics matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately, the day will be remembered much less for Pierce's jersey retirement and more for the new-look Cavs turning the corner and manhandling Boston, 121-99. Despite the blowout, it was still an incredible moment for Pierce, whose jersey will now hang alongside the likes of Larry Bird, Bill Russell and Bob Cousy.

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Boston police sent Black History Month tribute to Red Auerbach and people were not happy

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The Boston Police Department learned Sunday that, sometimes, the best tweet is the one you don’t send. The most common problem people had with that tweet was that, instead of honoring Auerbach, they could have just paid tribute to Bill Russell. [email protected] I noticed you guys deleted this tweet honoring Red Auerbach instead of actually honoring Bill Russell.

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Truth is: Cavaliers beat Celtics 121-99 on Paul Pierce’s day

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LeBron James led the new-look Cavaliers to a blowout in Boston with an individual performance reminiscent of the rivalry's heyday. With the former Celtics great waiting to see his No. 34 raised to the Boston Garden rafters, James shook off a first-quarter leg injury to score 24 points with 10 assists and eight rebounds to give Cleveland a 121-99 victory on Sunday. In their first appearances since being acquired at the trade deadline, Jordan Clarkson scored 17 points, Rodney Hood had 15, George Hill had 12 and Larry Nance Jr. scored five.

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LeBron’s New Cast Spoils Paul Pierce’s Jersey Retirement Night in Blowout Over Celtics

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In hindsight, it was a good decision that the Celtics took the unusual step of retiring Paul Pierce’s jersey in a post-game ceremony rather than at halftime of Sunday’s showcase game against the Cavaliers. LeBron James and his refashioned supporting cast smoked the Celtics 121-99 at TD Garden, with all four new Cavaliers turning in impressive debuts. Cleveland torched Boston’s No. 1 ranked defense for 64 first-half points before blowing open the contest with an 11-0 run late in the third quarter.

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The only thing that matters in Boston on Sunday is Paul Pierce

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Paul Pierce’s No. 34 will be raised to the TD Garden rafters on Feb. 11. Boston’s history is littered with some of the most beloved heroes in sports and you’d certainly be challenged to name someone who committed himself more to bringing home a title than the Celtics’ Paul Pierce. With the Cavs in a deep rut, it’s also the perfect time to let the game take a backseat to Pierce’s legacy.

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Thomas ‘got powers back’ in Lakers debut

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Isaiah Thomas felt he "got his powers back" after a strong performance as the Los Angeles Lakers suffered defeat in his debut against the Dallas Mavericks. Thomas was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in August in the deal that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics, but played only 15 games after spending much of his time with Cleveland recovering from a hip issue.

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On eve of his jersey retirement, Paul Pierce named ‘greatest offensive Celtic ever’ by Robert Parish

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The Boston Celtics will hoist Paul Pierce’s No. 34 into the rafters during Sunday afternoon’s primetime television matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers. For 15 seasons, Pierce was the consummate Celtic from the dawn of a new millennium onward. Of the legends who sprinkled superlatives on Pierce, Basketball Hall of Fame center Robert Parish went the furthest.

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