In passing Charles Barkley to join the top 20, Pierce did not break out for a monster 50-point effort or light the world ablaze with a barrage of 3-pointers. Instead, he turned in a vintage performance: 15 points, four rebounds, four assists.
It was the kind of workmanlike showing that Celtics fans have come to expect from their captain, and also the kind that fans can take for granted from time to time. However, with Pierce now firmly entrenched in the history books, there is no denying his impact on the franchise.
NESN.com’s Ben Watanabe stopped by the podcast on Thursday to discuss Pierce’s milestone with NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette. The two also broke down Kevin Garnett‘s career accomplishments, Kobe Bryant‘s ankle injury and much more.
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