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Celtics won’t salute Thomas on Pierce’s night

Paul Pierce won't have to share the spotlight with Isaiah Thomas after all. The Boston Celtics planned to honor former player Isaiah Thomas with a video tribute on Feb. 11 before taking the floor in a game against the point guard's new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Just one problem: That is the night the Celtics are retiring the jersey of Pierce, a team legend, and Pierce wasn't happy sharing the stage.

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Davis scores 45 as Pelicans defeat Celtics

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Anthony Davis scored 45 points as the New Orleans Pelicans jolted the Boston Celtics 116-113 in an overtime thriller at the TD Garden on Tuesday. Davis, who before the game had brushed off reports linking him to a move to Boston, gave the home fans a glimpse of what they might be missing as he turned in a virtuoso performance. The 24-year-old power forward showed sensational form, also chipping in with 16 rebounds and two assists, as the Pelicans improved to 23-20 to rise to sixth place in the Western Conference standings.

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Anthony Davis delivers another monster performance, leading Pelicans past Celtics

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Anthony Davis: At no point was there a time when you didn't feel as though this was Anthony Davis' world and everyone else was just along for the ride. After scoring 48 points at New York on Sunday, Davis had another monster game with 45 points against Boston on 16-for-34 shooting along with 16 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins: It was Cousins' first win in Boston after six losses, and his play was huge.

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NBA: Thomas turns down Celtics’ video tribute

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Isaiah Thomas has declined the Celtics' offer to honour him with a video tribute on February 11 because it is the same day Boston are to retire Paul Pierce's number 34. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who acquired Thomas from the Celtics in the Kyrie Irving trade before the season, are scheduled to visit Boston for a game on the Sunday. "I'd like to thank the Celtics for their gracious offer to play a video tribute on Feb 11th celebrating my 3yrs in Boston," he wrote on Twitter.

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Celtics great White dead at 71

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A seven-time All-Star and MVP of the 1976 NBA Finals, White had his number 10 jersey retired by the Celtics in 1982. The point guard was also a member of the gold-medal-winning United States Olympic team in 1968 and played for the Celtics from 1969-70 to the 1978-79 season, winning two titles. "We are terribly saddened by the passing of the great Jo Jo White," the Celtics said in a statement.

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Isaiah Thomas doesn’t want video tribute on Paul Pierce’s day

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The video tribute the Boston Celtics were planning for Isaiah Thomas scheduled for Feb. 11 — the same day Boston will retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 jersey — will no longer be a two-for-one main event. Thomas tweeted out earlier tonight that he was declining (for the second time) the Celtics' offer of having a video tribute for him. The only other trip Cleveland was taking to Boston was Feb. 11, the day of Pierce's jersey retirement.

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Paul Pierce: Isaiah Thomas ‘punked’ Danny Ainge into tribute during Pierce’s jersey retirement

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The Boston Celtics have been planning a video tribute to Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas during his return to Boston on Feb. 11 to honor his time as an All-Star while wearing a Boston jersey. The tribute was originally scheduled for a January Boston-Cleveland matchup, but Thomas asked the Celtics to save the tribute for the February game because he didn’t play in the January game, and he wanted his family to be present for the tribute. Pierce was not game to share his spotlight moment with a lesser former Celtic and even had the temerity to actually ask for the Kobe Bryant treatment in response to the planned Thomas tribute.

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