3. Honoring Paul Pierce
The Celtics will retire the No. 34 in honor of Paul Pierce prior to tip-off after he spent 15 years in Boston. Pierce ranks second in franchise history in points (24,021), and is arguably the greatest player to wear the green and white uniform.
Pierce won the NBA Finals and NBA Finals MVP in 2008 before falling to the Lakers in the title game in 2010. He is a 10-time All-Star, and won the three-point shootout in 2010.
The 40-year-old from Oakland, Calif. averaged 19.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocks in 19 campaigns with the Celtics, Nets, Wizards and Clippers.
John Alfes has covered Cleveland sports since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.
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