Bobcats Vs. Celtics: Paul Pierce Passes Larry Bird, Boston Shut Down Charlotte

Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird to become the No. 2 scorer in Boston Celtics' history as his team beat the Charlotte Bobcats 94-84 on Tuesday.

Paul Pierce entered Tuesday's action needing 10 points to pass Larry Bird for No. 2 on the Boston Celtics' all-time scoring list. (John Havlicek is No. 1, likely out of reach.) He scored seven in the first half against the Charlotte Bobcats, then missed five straight shots hunting for the bucket that would tie or pass Bird until Rajon Rondo set him up for a three-pointer a couple minutes into the third.

Pierce went on to score 15 points, and Kevin Garnett rung up 22. Rajon Rondo had 14 assists in total, and Boston never trailed in the second half en route to a 94-84 win over the Bobcats.

With the win, the Celtics rose to 14-10 on the season, and sits on the cusp of passing the Orlando Magic and Atlanta Hawks in the East standings -- no small feat considering Boston's slow start to the season. Charlotte has a league-worst 3-22 record. Reggie Williams had a team-high 21 points and five assists; Kemba Walker led the team in rebounds with seven. This roster is trouble.

For more on the Celtics, visit the aptly-named CelticsBlog. For more on the Bobcats, visit Rufus On Fire.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.