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Paul Pierce

1X
NBA Champion
1X
NBA Finals MVP
10X
NBA All-Star
4X
All-NBA

Things to Know


A complete player, he can do it all.

Paul Pierce set out to prove his doubters wrong almost immediately in his career and more than accomplished his goal. The star of the Boston Celtics in the 2000s, Pierce led the team to an NBA title in 2008 and another Finals berth in 2010, all while etching his name in Celtics lore with both statistical feats and memorable moments.

The dynamic forward provided instant offense during his rookie season. Pierce averaged 16.5 points per game and shot 41.2% from 3-point range to earn a spot on the All-Rookie First Team.

Career
Pierce was selected to five straight All-Star teams from 2001-06 as the leader in Boston during the early-2000s. Despite Pierce’s success, the team struggled to make noise in the playoffs ​​outside of a trip to the East finals in 2002.

The acquisitions of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen during the summer of 2007 helped Boston become instant title contenders in the East. Pierce’s game fit perfectly alongside the fellow All-Stars and Boston won 66 games during the 2007-08 regular season (an NBA-record 42-game improvement over the previous season).

The Celtics’ new “Big Three” reached the NBA Finals during its first season together in 2008. Pierce excelled in the series against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers as he led Boston to its 17th NBA championship. Pierce was named Finals MVP with averages of 21.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6.3 apg and 1.2 spg.

The Celtics faced the Lakers again during the 2010 Finals. But the team was unable to hold off the Lakers, who won Game 7 in Los Angeles to secure the championship. The trio was together for three more seasons in Boston before Pierce and Garnett were traded to Brooklyn in a blockbuster deal during the summer of 2013.

After 15 seasons with Boston, Pierce finished his NBA career with stints in Brooklyn (2013-14), Washington (2014-15) and the Clippers (2015-17). He retired as the Celtics’ all-time leader in steals, free throws and 3-pointers and ranks second in points behind John Havlicek. He signed a ceremonial contract with Boston in 2017 to officially retire as a member of the Celtics.

Highlights


NBA 75th Anniversary Team: Paul Pierce

NBA 75th Anniversary Team: Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce Career Retrospective

Stats


19.7
PPG
5.6
RPG
3.5
APG
1,823
3PM (1st All-Time BOS)
24,021
PTS (2nd All-Time BOS)

* Through the 2020-21 season

Career regular season stats

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2016-17LAC392511.13.21.12.840.00.61.734.90.40.576.90.01.91.90.40.20.20.61.6
2015-16LAC386818.16.12.15.836.31.13.631.00.81.081.80.22.62.71.00.50.30.91.9
2014-15WAS377326.211.94.09.044.71.64.238.92.22.978.10.63.44.02.00.60.31.32.2
2013-14BKN367528.013.54.39.545.11.54.037.33.44.182.60.34.34.62.41.10.42.02.5
2012-13BOS357733.418.66.214.243.61.95.038.04.35.578.70.65.76.34.81.10.42.82.7
2011-12BOS346134.019.46.514.644.31.64.536.64.85.685.20.64.65.24.51.10.42.82.4
2010-11BOS338034.718.96.312.849.71.43.737.44.85.686.00.45.05.43.31.00.62.12.9
2009-10BOS327134.018.35.812.247.21.53.741.45.26.185.20.53.84.43.11.20.42.32.8
2008-09BOS318137.520.56.714.645.71.53.839.15.76.883.00.75.05.63.61.00.32.82.7
2007-08BOS308035.919.66.413.746.41.84.639.25.16.184.30.74.55.14.51.30.52.82.5
2006-07BOS294737.025.07.918.143.92.35.938.96.88.679.60.85.15.94.11.00.33.22.6
2005-06BOS287939.026.88.718.547.11.44.035.47.910.377.21.05.76.74.71.40.43.52.8
2004-05BOS278236.121.66.814.945.51.33.637.06.78.182.21.05.66.64.21.60.52.83.1
2003-04BOS268038.823.07.518.740.21.44.829.96.57.981.90.95.76.55.11.60.73.82.9
2002-03BOS257939.225.98.420.241.61.54.930.27.69.580.21.36.07.34.41.80.83.62.9
2001-02BOS248240.226.18.619.544.22.66.340.46.37.880.91.05.96.93.21.91.02.92.9
2000-01BOS238238.125.38.418.545.41.84.738.36.79.074.51.15.26.43.11.70.83.23.1
1999-00BOS227335.419.56.715.144.21.33.834.34.96.279.81.14.35.43.02.10.82.43.2
1998-99BOS214834.016.55.913.543.91.84.341.22.94.171.32.44.06.42.41.71.02.42.9
Overall134334.219.76.514.544.51.64.336.85.26.480.60.84.85.63.51.30.62.62.7
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Selected for being pioneers that have helped shape, define, and redefine the game. This is the NBA 75th Anniversary Team.