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Paul Pierce

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Background

NBA CAREER SUPERLATIVES
• One of two active players (K. Garnett) with 25,000+career points, 7,000+ rebounds and 4,500+ assists.
• Named 2008 NBA Finals MVP.
• In 158 career postseason games, boasts averages of 20.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 38.4 minutes per game.
• 10-time NBA All-Star (2002-06, 2008-12).
• 24,021 points with the Boston Celtics rank second in franchise history (J. Havlicek- 26,395).
• 44,375 career minutes played rank 17th in the NBA all-time.
• 2,053 career made three-point field goals rank 4th in the NBA all-time.
• Named to the All-NBA Second Team in 2009.
• Named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2002, 2003 and 2008.
• Named to the All-Rookie First Team in 1999.

2014-15 (Washington):
• Averaged 11.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 26.2 minutes in 73 games (73 starts).
• Posted five games of 20+ points.
• Led the team in three-pointers made (118).
• 11/25/14, surpassed Jerry West for 17th all-time in points scored.
• 12/8/14 vs. Boston, scored a season-high 28 points.
• Surpassed Reggie Miller for 16th all-time in points scored on 12/8/14 vs. Boston.
• Became the fourth player in NBA history to make at least 2,000 career three-pointers, joining Ray Allen, Reggie Miller and Jason Terry on 1/24/15 at Portland.
• Missed four games due to injury; two due to a sore right big toe (12/18/14, 1/27/15), two games due to a bruised right knee (2/25/15 - 2/27/15).
• Missed four games (4/1/15 - 4/4/15, 4/15/15) due to rest.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 10 postseason games (all starts), averaging 14.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 29.8 minutes.

2013-14 (Brooklyn):
• Appeared in 75 games, including 68 starts, averaging 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 28.0 minutes.
• Scored in double-figures 57 times, including 11 games of 20+ points (tied for third on the team) and one game of 30+ points.
• Registered one points/rebounds double-double.
• Led the team in scoring 13 times, rebounds 10 times (fourth on the team) and assists seven times.
• 4/11/14 vs. Atlanta, became the fourth active player (Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Dirk Nowitzki) and the 18th player in NBA history to score 25,000 points.
• Scored 1,000 points for the 15th straight season, becoming the only active NBA player and the sixth player in NBA history to score 1,000 points in 15 straight seasons (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, John Havlicek, Elvin Hayes, Robert Parish).
• Passed Allen Iverson and Patrick Ewing on the NBA’s all-time scoring list (moved up to 18th in NBA history).
• Moved into 5th place in all-time NBA history with 1935 career three pointers made.
• 12/20/13 at Philadelphia, became the fifth active player to record 1,600 career three pointers.
• 1/8/14 vs. Golden State, became the seventh active player to make 8,000 career field goals.
• 2/12/14 vs. Charlotte, scored 25 points in 22 minutes, one of three players in 2013-14 to score 25+ points in 22 or fewer minutes this season.
• Had his most steals (86) in a season since 2007-08.
• Came off the bench more times this season (seven games) than he did in his previous 15 seasons combined (three games).
• Made five or more three-pointers in a game five times this season.
• Missed six games due to injury (three games – fractured right hand, one game – bruised right hand, one game – right hip pointer, one game – sore left groin).
• Missed one game (DNP – coach’s decision).
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 12 postseason games (all starts), averaging 13.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 30.7 minutes.

2012-13 (Boston):
• Appeared in 77 games (all starts), averaging 18.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.09 steals in 33.4 minutes in 77 games (all starts).
• 10/30/12 at Miami, recorded his 1,500th steal.
• 12/8/12 vs. Philadelphia, recorded his 4,000th assist.
• 12/12/12 vs. Dallas, recorded his 23,000th career.
• 12/19/12 vs. Cleveland, netted a season-high 40 points.
• 12/27/12 at Clippers, passed Elgin Baylor for 24th in NBA history in scoring.
• 2/10/13 vs. Denver, recorded his second triple-double of the season with 27 points, a then season high 14 rebounds, a career-high-tying 14 assists in a career-high-tying 54 minutes.
• 3/29/13 vs. Atlanta, recorded his third triple-double of the season with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
• 3/31/13 at New York, pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds to go along with 24 points.
• Recorded 10 or more points in 73 games, 20 or more points in 33 games, 30 or more points in three games and 40 or more points in one game.
• Recorded 12 double-doubles and three triple-doubles.
• Led or tied for the team lead in points in 34 games, in rebounds 17 times, in assists 29 times, in steals 19 times, in blocks eight times and in minutes 12 times.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in six postseason games (all starts), averaging 19.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 42.5 minutes.

2011-12 (Boston):
• Appeared in 61 games (all starts), averaging a team high 19.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.15 steals in 34.0 minutes.
• 1/22/12 at Washington, posted his fifth career 30/10 game when he recorded 34 points and 10 assists to go along with eight rebounds and three.
• Named as a reserve for the Eastern Conference All- Star Team.
• Named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 1 when he averaged 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
• Named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for March when he averaged 22.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists.
• Led the Celtics in scoring in 27 games, in rebounds six times, in assists 12 times, in steals 19 times and in blocks eight times.
• Also led the team in minutes played during 10 games.
• Recorded six double-doubles on the season.
• Finished the season ranked 14th in the NBA in points per game.
• 3/4/12 vs. New York, scored 34 points.
• 3/4/12 vs. New York, recorded his 22,000th career point.
• 4/17/12 at New York, netted a season-high 43 points including 17 free throws and four threes.
• 4/18/12 vs. Orlando, recorded a career-high 14 assists to go along with 29 points.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 20 postseason games (all starts), averaging 18.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 38.9 minutes.

2010-11 (Boston):
• Appeared in 80 games (all starts), averaging 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.64 blocks in 34.7 minutes.
• Shot a career-high 49.7% from the field and 86.0% from the free throw line.
• Named to his ninth All-Star game as a member of the Eastern Conference reserves.
• 2/28/11 at Utah, recorded his 21,000th career point.
• Netted 10 or more points 74 times, 20 or more points 38 times, and 30-plus five times.
• Recorded six double-doubles.
• Led the Celtics in scoring in 30 contests, in rebounds 11 times, in assists six times, in steals 17 times, in blocks 19 times and in minutes seven times.
• 11/3/10 vs. Milwaukee, recorded his 20,000th career point.
• 12/15/10 at New York, recorded 32 points to go along with 10 boards and he sunk the game winner with 0.4 seconds remaining.
• 12/19/10 vs. Indiana, recorded his sixth career regular season triple-double (seventh career) when he recorded 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.
• 1/30/11 at L.A. Lakers, recorded 32 points, five rebounds and three assists.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in nine postseason games (all starts), averaging 20.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 38.1 minutes.

2009-10 (Boston):
• Appeared in 71 games (all starts), averaging a teamhigh 18.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.18 steals in 34.0 minutes.
• Shot a career-high 41.4% from three-point range and 85.2% from the free throw line.
• Became the ninth player in franchise history to have played 12 seasons with the Celtics.
• Moved to 36th all-time in NBA scoring.
• 12/10/09 at Washington, netted his 19,000th career point.
• Missed five games (12/25/09 - 1/2/10) due to arthroscopic irrigation in his right knee.
• 11/22/09 at New York, scored a season-high 33 points.
• Led the Celtics in scoring 32 times, in rebounds four times, assists four times, steals 15 times and blocks eight times.
• Scored 20-plus points 30 times and 30-plus twice.
• Named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending March 21st when he averaged 24.8 points in 26.4 minutes per game in a 4-0 week.
• Missed two games due to a sprained left midfoot (2/3/10 - 2/5/10).
• Missed three games due to a sprained right thumb (2/23/10 - 2/27/10).
• Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.
• Won the NBA’s Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 24 postseason games (all starts), averaged 18.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 38.8 minutes. Pierce led the Celtics to an NBA Finals appearance in which they fell to the L.A. Lakers in seven games.

2008-09 (Boston):
• Appeared in 81 games (all starts), averaging 20.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 37.5 minutes.
• Netted 20 or more points 43 times and scored 30 or more points 12 times.
• Led the Celtics in scoring in 36 games, rebounds in 10 games, assists in 11 games, steals in 13 games and blocks in 11 games.
• 12/23/08 vs. Philadelphia, dished out his 3,000th career.
• 1/12/09 vs. Toronto, netted a season-high 39.
• 3/15/09 at Milwaukee, played in his 30,000th career minute.
• 3/17/09 at Chicago, played in his 800th career game.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 14 postseason games (all starts), averaging 21.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 39.7 minutes.

2007-08 (Boston):
• Appeared in 80 games (all starts), averaging 19.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.28 steals in 35.9 minutes.
• Led the Celtics in scoring 32 times, in rebounds 10 times and in assists 25 times.
• 11/13/07 at Indiana, scored 31 points and grabbed 11 boards.
• Won Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice during the month of December.
• Scored 20 or more points 28 times and 30+ points seven times.
• Recorded six double-doubles.
• Named to Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve, the sixth time in his career that he has been an All-Star.
• PLAYOFFS: Was named NBA Finals MVP in leading the Celtics to their 17th NBA Championship, defeating the Lakers in six games to win the NBA Finals. Pierce appeared in 26 games (all starts), averaging 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 38.1 minutes.

2006-07 (Boston):
• Appeared in 47 games (46 starts), averaging 25.0 points, 5.9 boards and 4.1 assists in 37.0 minutes.
• Missed 35 games due to various injuries (12/22/06 – 2/7/07 and 3/30/07 – 4/18/07).
• 11/8 vs. Charlotte, collected 35 points, grabbed 13 boards and handed out six assists.
• 11/18/06 at New York, scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed nine boards.
• 12/15/06 vs. Denver, scored 38 points, grabbed eight boards and dished out nine.
• 12/16/06 at Charlotte, notched his fifth double-double of the season scoring 35 points and grabbing 11 boards.
• 12/20/06 vs. Golden State, scored 27 points, grabbed eight boards and dished out five assists.
• 3/16/07 at Dallas, scored 29 points and dished out eight.
• 3/28/07 vs. Orlando, scored 32 points and grabbed seven boards.

2005-06 (Boston):
• Appeared in 79 games (all starts), averaging 26.8 points, 6.7 boards, 4.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 39.0 minutes.
• Finished sixth in the NBA in points per game.
• Led the team in scoring 63 times, in rebounds 26 times and in assists 30 times.
• Recorded 17 double-doubles and one triple-double.
• 2/26/06 at L.A. Lakers, scored 39 points.
• 2/15/06 vs. Cleveland, scored a career-high 50 points, to go with eight assists and seven boards.

2004-05 (Boston):
• Appeared in 82 games (all starts), averaging 21.6 points, 6.6 boards, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals in 36.1 minutes.
• Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (for weeks ending 2/6/05 and 3/13/05).
• Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team for the fourth straight season.
• Recorded 17 double-doubles and two triple-doubles.
• Led the team in scoring 46 times, rebounding 24 times and assists 24 times.
• Recorded 10+ rebounds 17 times, 10+ assists twice, 10+ free throws made 17 times, 10+ free throws attempted 25 times.
• 11/6/04 at New York, scored 28 points, grabbed 10 boards and dished out eight assists.
• 11/17/04 at Washington, scored 37 points, on 18- for-20 from the foul line.
• 1/25/05 at Charlotte, scored 33 points.
• 1/28/05 vs. Phoenix, scored 34 points.
• 2/2/05 vs. New Jersey, recorded second triple-double of the season with 28 points, 10 boards and 10 assists.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in seven postseason games (all starts), averaging 22.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 39.6 minutes.

2003-04 (Boston):
• Appeared in 80 games (all starts), averaging 23.0 points, 6.5 boards, 5.1 assists and 1.6 steals in 38.7 minutes.
• Ranked fifth in the league in scoring average.
• 3/13/04 at Washington, scored 37 points and grabbed 12.
• 12/13/03 at Cleveland, scored a season-high 41 points and grabbed nine boards.
• 12/31/03 vs. New Orleans, scored 36 points to go along with season-highs with 14 boards and four blocks.
• 12/31/03 vs. New Orleans, played in his 15,000th career minute.
• Tallied 30+ points 17 times, 40+ points once, 10+ rebounds 14 times, 10+ assists six times, 40+ minutes 34 times.
• Led team in scoring 54 games; rebounding 27 games and assists 41 games.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in four postseason games (all starts), averaging 20.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists in 40.5 minutes.

2002-03 (Boston):
• Appeared in 79 games (all starts), averaging 25.9 points, 7.3 boards and 4.4 assists in 39.2 minutes.
• Scored eight points in 18 minutes in the 2003 All- Star Game.
• Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (for weeks ending 1/26/03 and 12/8/02).
• Led the league in free throws made and attempted, shooting 604-for-753.
• Ranked fifth in the league in points per game and tied for seventh in the league in steals per game.
• Logged a career-high 578 rebounds and 349 assists.
• Led the team in scoring 56 times, in rebounding 28 times and in assists 36 times.
• Had 61 20+ point games, 26 30+ point games and five 40+ point games.
• Had 18 10+ rebound games.
• Had 35 5+ assist games.
• Had 21 3+ steal games.
• Recorded 20 double-doubles.
• Missed three games due to a sore lower back (2/28/03, 3/2/03 and 3/7/03).
• 1/26/03 vs. Orlando, recorded first career triple-double with 27 points, 13 boards and a then career high 13 assists.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 10 postseason games (all starts), averaging 27.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 44.5 minutes.

2001-02 (Boston):
• Appeared in 82 games (all starts), averaging 26.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.88 steals in 40.3 minutes.
• Scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 23 minutes at the 2002 NBA All-Star Game (2/10/02), his first All-Star appearance.
• Named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week twice (weeks ending 12/2/01 & 4/7/02).
• Named Eastern Conference Co-Player of the Month twice, once in April and once for December.
• Had 67 20+ point games.
• Had 33 30+ point games this season.
• Had one 40+ point game.
• Had 38 7+ rebound games.
• Had 24 5+ assist games.
• Had 23 3+ steal games.
• Had six 5+ steal games.
• Had seven 3+ block games.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in 16 postseason games (all starts), averaging 24.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 42.0 minutes.

2000-01 (Boston):
• Appeared in 82 games (all starts), averaging 25.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.68 steals in 38.0 minutes.
• Led the Celtics and finished eighth in the league in points per game, fourth in total points (2,071).
• Finished second on the team and ninth in the league in steals per game.
• Finished third in the league in both free throws made and attempted.
• Led the team in scoring 43x, rebounds 19 times, assists 13x and minutes played 20 times.
• Was named NBA Player of the Month for March 2001, averaging 30.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.60 steals for the month.
• Was named NBA Player of the Week for the week ending March 19.
• Posted consecutive 40+ point games when he scored 42 points in 36 minutes at Phoenix (3/15/01) and scored 42 points in 38 minutes against the L.A. Lakers (3/13/01).

1999-00 (Boston):
• Appeared in 73 games (72 starts), averaging 19.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.08 steals in 35.4 minutes in his second NBA season.
• Ranked second in the NBA in steals per game.
• Scored 10+ points 69 times.
• Scored 20+ points 33x.
• 30+ points seven times.
• Grabbed 10+ rebounds six times.
• Notched 3+ steals 24 times.
• Played 40+ minutes 19 times.
• Recorded six double-doubles.
• Activated from Injured List on 12/26/99 after missing seven games (placed on the IL 12/12 with a sprained left ankle)...DND (at Orlando (1/26) and at Miami (1/25)) due to strained hamstring.

1998-99 (Boston):
• Appeared in 48 games (47 starts), averaging 16.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.71 steals in 34.0 minutes during his rookie campaign.
• Ranked 10th in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.412) and three-point field goals made (84).
• Finished 19th in the league in steals per game.
• Among qualifying NBA rookies, ranked second in points per game, three-point field goal percentage, steals and rebounding, third in blocked shots (1.04) and field goal percentage (.439, 284-for-647), fourth in minutes per game, fifth in assists and 10th in free throw percentage (.713, 139-for- 195).
• Captured Schick Rookie of the Month honors for February when he led the NBA in steals (2.73), led all rookies in points per game (20.4) and added 7.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.45 blocked shots.
• Scored 30+ points twice.
• Scored 20+ points 19 times.
• Led Boston in scoring 16 times.
• Posted three double-doubles.
• Sat out two games with a sprained right ankle (3/11/99 at Atlanta, 3/12/99 at Detroit).

COLLEGE (Kansas 1995-1998):
• An early entry candidate for the 1997 NBA Draft.
• Left the University of Kansas following his junior season.
• Was named First Team All-American by the Associated Press following his junior year with the Jayhawks.
• Captured Most Valuable Player honors of the Big 12 Conference Tournament in 1997 and 1998.
• Ranks as the fifth-leading scorer in Kansas history (1,786 pts.) and 11th on the all-time rebounds list (676).
• Scored 777 points in 1997-98 – the fifth-most single-season point total in Jayhawks history.
• Named Associated Press First Team All-American and a finalist for the 1998 John Wooden and Naismith awards.
• Selected First Team All-Big 12 Conference by both the AP and Coaches.
• Won Most Valuable Player honors in both the Preseason NIT and the Big 12 Conference Tournament.
• Captured the first of two Big-12 Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player awards after averaging 21.7 points and guiding Kansas to the inaugural tournament championship.
• During summer of 1996, earned a spot on the roster of the USA’s Under 22 team and helped USA go unbeaten in World Championship-qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico.
• Honored as the Big Eight Co-Freshman of the Year with Colorado’s Chauncey Billups.
• Became the first Jayhawk freshman since Danny Manning to score 30 points when he poured in 30 against East Tennessee State on Jan. 4.
• Was team’s top scorer in NCAA Tournament (12.8 ppg).
• Earned honorable mention All-Big Eight honors and was selected second team Freshman All-American by Basketball Weekly.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
• Established The Truth Fund, his own charitable foundation, in 2002.
• Was honored by Tufts/New England Medical Center by the opening of the Paul Pierce Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at New England Medical Center in 2007.
• Sponsors/hosts Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for single mothers and their children.
• A member of the NBA’s All-Star Reading Team.
• Co-Hosts LA STARS with Baron Davis and Gilbert Arenas which is a celebrity infused sports and fashion weekend to raise funds for charity and continue Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s charity game for Los Angeles area charities.
• Received the 2002 Home Team Community Service Award – a $5,000 grant to the charity of his choice – for his volunteer activities, community service, and impact in the Boston area.

PERSONAL:
• Son of Lorraine Hosey.
• Paul is married to Mrs. Julie Pierce, and has two daughters Prianna Lee and Jazzy and a son named Prince.
• Majored in Crime and Delinquency Studies at Kansas.
• He lists his favorite TV show as “Martin”.
• His favorite sport other than basketball is tennis.
• Enjoys listening to and collecting music.
• Nickname is “The Truth” which was given to him by Shaquille O’Neal.
• Played in the 1998 McDonald’s All-American Game.
• Was a member of the USA Basketball team that competed in the 2002 World Basketball Championship.
• Enjoys listening to Michael Jackson and Snoop Dogg.
• Lists Pulp Fiction as his favorite movie and Samuel Jackson as his favorite actor.
• Would like to travel the world when his basketball career is over.

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Vitals

Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 235 lbs./ 106.6 kg
Born: October 13, 1977
From: University of Kansas
Draft: 1st Round (10th pick) 1998 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 1998
Years Pro: 17
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Clippers 2015 - 2015
  Washington Wizards 2014 - 2014
  Brooklyn Nets 2013 - 2013
  Boston Celtics 1998 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Kansas/USA

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