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February 07. 2012 10:14PM

Pierce passes Bird, Celtics sting Hornets

Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird on the Boston Celtics’ all-time scoring list and finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and nine assists in a 94-84 victory over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.

Kevin Garnett collected 22 points and seven rebounds and Rajon Rondo added 10 points and 14 assists for the Celtics, who have won five straight and nine of 10.

Pierce came into the night needing 10 points to eclipse Bird and move into second place on the Boston list. Perhaps a tad nervous, the perennial All-Star struggled to seven points on 3-of-10 shooting in the first half, including 0-of-5 from beyond the arc as he tried to get the last three points in one bucket.

He did not have to wait long after the break, taking a pass from Rondo on the right wing and burying a 3-pointer. Pierce raised his arms and offered the crowd a fist pump in celebration.

Pierce (21,797) now trails only John Havlicek (26,395) on the franchise career scoring list.

The Celtics took over in the fourth quarter, beginning the frame with a 13-2 run to push the lead to 82-64. Garnett scored six points during the burst and Boston coasted to the finish.

Reggie Williams scored 21 points and Derrick Brown added 20 off the bench for Charlotte, which has dropped 12 straight.


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