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Paul Pierce says the Clippers are the 'team to beat'

Oct 02, 2019 - 3:15 PM

'Right now, I have to say the Clippers are the team to beat,' says 10-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce

FOR THE CLIPPERS. Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce puts his bet on the Los Angeles Clippers for the NBA title. File photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

New-look Cleveland Cavaliers spoil Boston's party

Feb 12, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The Boston Celtics crowd came out to celebrate Paul Pierce but LeBron James and his new Cleveland supporting cast had other ideas

PARTY-POOPERS. Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers cheers his teammates during their game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Paul Pierce signs one-day contract to retire as a Celtic

Jul 18, 2017 - 12:53 PM

It s an honor to have this opportunity to once again call myself a Boston Celtic says Paul Pierce

TRUTH DOESN'T HURT. Paul Pierce will retire with the team he spent his first 15 years with. Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

The Truth: 5 facts on the retiring Paul Pierce

May 01, 2017 - 2:34 PM

With Pierce set to retire after 19 seasons in the NBA here are 5 facts about his career

TRUTH. Paul Pierce walks away from the game after 19 seasons in the NBA - including the first 15 with Boston. Photo from Pierce's Facebook

Paul Pierce departs league with 'no regrets'

May 01, 2017 - 12:51 PM

After the retirements of Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan the NBA is bidding farewell to another star of the 2000s in Paul Pierce

FAREWELL, PAUL. Paul Pierce leaves the NBA with 'no regrets.' File Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Pierce makes emotional farewell Boston appearance

Feb 06, 2017 - 2:07 PM

The 39 year old forward kissed the middle of the Boston Garden court before making a rare start for the Clippers He shed tears from the bench as the crowd gave him a standing ovation during a video highlight display

FAREWELL, BOSTON. Paul Pierce makes an emotional farewell appearance in Boston, where he played 15 seasons. File Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers' Pierce to retire at end of season

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Pierce who turns 39 next month says on The Players Tribune website he hopes to sign off after 19 seasons with a championship

SET TO RETIRE. Paul Pierce of the Los Angeles Clippers announces he will retire after the 2016-17 NBA season. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Kevin Love re-signs with Cavs, Pierce joins the Clippers

Jul 02, 2015 - 10:42 AM

Kevin Love Goran Dragic and Anthony Davis announce they will stay with their currents teams while DeMarre Carroll and Paul Pierce are on the move

UNRESISTABLE LOVE. Cleveland's Kevin Love has re-signed a deal to keep him with the Cavaliers. Photo from the Cavaliers' Facebook Page

Heartbreak for eliminated Wizards as Pierce 3-pointer is waved off

May 16, 2015 - 11:43 AM

Paul Pierce hit what would ve been another dramatic buzzer beater but the shot was waved off by referees

TRUTH HURTS. Paul Pierce hit a 3-pointer that would've tied the game but it wasn't counted because it was released a moment too late. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Paul Pierce hits buzzer-beater to lift Wizards over Hawks

May 10, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Paul Pierce banked in the game winner on Saturday to lift the short handed Washington Wizards to a 2 1 series lead over Atlanta

TRUTH HURTS. Paul Pierce celebrates after hitting the game winning shot over Atlanta. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

NBA wRap: Cavs, Wiz sweep series, Clips, Mavs get wins

Apr 27, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Cleveland and Washington march to the second round Clippers even their series vs Spurs and Dallas staves off elimination

TWO SWEEPS, TWO SURVIVALS. LeBron James and Paul Pierce are moving on to the second round. Monta Ellis helps Mavs stay alive while Chris Paul prevents Clips from falling to a 3-1 hole. Photos from NBA's Facebook page

NBA wRap: Spurs run over Clippers to take series lead

Apr 25, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Kawhi Leonard showed he is more than just a defensive stopper scoring 32 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 2 1 lead over the Los Angeles Clippers

Kawhi Leonard had another big night against the Clippers. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

NBA wRap: Wizards take down Raptors, Curry splashes in playoffs day 1

Apr 19, 2015 - 1:24 PM

Withstanding a hostile Toronto crowd Washington buckles down to take game 1 and Steph Curry outduels playoff first timer Anthony Davis

John Wall's Washington Wizards wins game 1 vs Kyle Lowry's Toronto Raptors (L), and Stephen Curry was his usual splashing self as the Warriors beat the Pelicans (R). Photos from the Official NBA Facebook page

Wall scores 21 as Wizards beat Bulls in Windy City

Jan 15, 2015 - 1:52 PM

John Wall tallied 21 points and nine assists as the Washington Wizards won their fifth straight game in the Windy City

OFF THE WALL. John Wall scored 21 and dished 9 assists to lead the Wizards past Chicago. Photo by Robb Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Pierce, Noah, Nene suspended for pre-season altercation

Oct 09, 2014 - 4:41 PM

Suspensions were handed out by the NBA following an incident involving Chicago s Joakim Noah and Washington s Paul Pierce

IT ISN'T EVEN THE REGULAR SEASON YET. Paul Pierce (L) shown last season during his time with the Brooklyn Nets, was involved in an altercation with Joakim Noah (R). File photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

NBA players Leonard, Lowry, Johnson also coming to Manila

Jul 01, 2014 - 11:58 AM

Add 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard along with Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry and rookie Nick Johnson to the list of stars playing against Gilas Pilipinas

MORE PLAYERS. (L to R) Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry, and rookie Nick Johnson are also coming to the Philippines for the Gilas Last Home Stand. Photos from EPA

NBA Players Griffin, Lillard, Pierce, DeRozan to play Gilas in 'The Last Home Stand'

Jun 25, 2014 - 5:54 PM

NBA Players Blake Griffin Damian Lillard Paul Pierce and DeMar DeRozan are expected to visit Manila from July 22 23 with the main attraction presumed to be a matchup between the NBA stars and members of Gilas Pilipinas

MANILA BOUND.Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (R) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (L) are two of the NBA All-Stars who will visit Manila next month. Photo by Matt Campbell/EPA

Pierce blocks Lowry's game-winner to propel Nets to Game 7 win

May 05, 2014 - 6:51 AM

The Brooklyn Nets survived a frantic final push by Toronto on Sunday edging the Raptors 104 103 to reach the second round of the NBA playoffs

BK ALL DAY. Brooklyn Nets Paul Pierce (L) looks to pass over Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson (R). Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

Nets down Raptors to force seventh-game showdown

May 03, 2014 - 12:37 PM

Facing elimination the Brooklyn Nets came up big on their home court downing the Toronto Raptors to force a win or go home Game 7

NOTHING BUT NETS. Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (C) defends against Toronto Raptors gaurd Kyle Lowry (R) during a victorious Game 6. Photo by Peter Foley/EPA

Nets hold off Raptors, Dunleavy powers Bulls‎

Apr 26, 2014 - 12:34 PM

The Nets nearly blew a 15 point lead down the stretch but held on to defeat Toronto while Chicago rallied behind Mike Dunleavy s 35 points to defeat Washington

NOTHING BUT NETS. Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets puts up a shot over Toronto's Landry Fields in Game 3. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Nets dump Raptors in NBA playoff opener‎

Apr 20, 2014 - 6:13 AM

Joe Johnson and Deron Williams both scored 24 as the Brooklyn Nets took game one of their Eastern Conference series opener over Toronto

NOTHING BUT NETS. Brooklyn's Deron Williams (L) goes to the basket against Toronto Raptors Tyler Hansbrough for 2 of his 24. Photo by Warren Toda/EPA

Lakers, Knicks, Celtics miss playoffs, seek help‎

Apr 19, 2014 - 8:33 AM

The Lakers Celtics and Knicks have serious decisions and changes to make after missing the NBA playoffs this year

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN. The respective teams of Kobe Bryant (L), Rajon Rondo (C) and Carmelo Anthony (R) will miss the playoffs for the first time as a collective. Photos by Christian Petersen, Jared Wickerham, Maddie Meye/Getty Images/AFP

Holding Court - Previewing the NBA playoffs matchups

Apr 18, 2014 - 7:05 AM

The Miami Heat are aiming for a three peat but the Pacers Spurs Thunder and Clippers have something to say about it With NBA playoffs scheduled to start this upcoming weekend columnist Bert Ramirez gives his picks

LeBron James (L), Dwyane Wade (C) and Chris Bosh (R) are the only Heat scoring in double digits, but their bench can still pack a punch. Photo by Bob Pearson/EPA

Holding Court - Returning the Celtics to NBA glory

Apr 07, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens has a lot to be upset about as do the franchise s fans Columnist Bert Ramirez examines what the Celtics have to do to return to their glory days

CELTIC STRUGGLE. Boston head coach Brad Stevens, seen her with Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger, have a tough road ahead to bringing the Celtic franchise back to prominence. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Brooklyn Nets clinch playoff spot with Houston win

Apr 02, 2014 - 1:15 PM

The Brooklyn Nets are heading back to the playoffs after winning their franchise best 14th straight home game

THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. Paul Pierce and the Brooklyn Nets will make another postseason run after clinching a spot by beating the Rockets on Tuesday night. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

NBA: Paul Pierce powers Nets to another win over struggling Heat

Mar 13, 2014 - 1:02 PM

Paul Pierce tallied 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter as the Brooklyn Nets continued their mastery over reigning NBA champ Miami Heat with a nail biting 96 95 win Wednesday

YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH. Paul Pierce lit up the Heat for 29 to lead the Nets to victory. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Holding Court: Kevin Durant gets inside track for NBA MVP honors

Feb 08, 2014 - 3:54 PM

LeBron James has won NBA MVP honors in 4 of the past 5 years but is the King James era ending and the Durant era beginning? Columnist Bert A Ramirez gives his thoughts

THUNDER RUMBLING. Kevin Durant, shown dunking during last year's All-Star game, is on track to get his first NBA MVP award this year. Photo by Eric Gay/EPA

NBA: Nets win in emotional Boston return for star duo

Jan 27, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce received an unbelievable welcome from Celtics faithful in their return to Boston on Sunday and departed with a win for their current NBA team Brooklyn

LOYALTY. Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett acknowledges the crowd during his first game in Boston since being traded to the Nets. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

NBA: 'Big Apple' teams beat the Heat

Jan 11, 2014 - 5:28 PM

Defending NBA champs Miami Heat suffer consecutive losses at the hands of the streaking Big Apple teams New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets

BIG APPLE. The Miami Heat suffered two consecutive losses in their visits at the Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center. Photos from EPA

Garnett, Pierce look to lead Brooklyn to title

Jul 19, 2013 - 8:38 AM

Just introduced as members of the Brooklyn Nets Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are already talking about a championship

HELLO, BROOKYLN. Garnett, Pierce and Terry are welcomed by the Nets. Photo by EPA/Justin Lane.

Garnett, Pierce off to Brooklyn in blockbuster deal - report

Jun 28, 2013 - 11:25 AM

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce are off to Brooklyn after the rebuilding Celtics sent them for picks and players

TOGETHER TO BROOKLYN. Garnett and Pierce leave Boston together. Photo by EPA/CJ Gunther.

Duncan leads the NBA's Best Senior Citizens

Apr 02, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Rappler ranks the best NBA players aged 35 and above but still bring out their A game night in night out

Heat beat Celtics, run streak to 23

Mar 19, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Miami overcame a superb effort from Jeff Green and Boston to upend the Celtics and extend their winning run to 23 straight

Celtics crush Lakers in Howard's return

Feb 08, 2013 - 12:24 PM

Paul Pierce led the Boston Celtics to a rout of the Los Angeles Lakers