BOSTON -- With 10:22 remaining in the third quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Bobcats, Celtics captain Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for No. 2 on the team's all-time scoring list.
After 13-plus seasons in a Celtics uniform, the 34-year-old Pierce entered the game needing just nine points to tie and 10 to pass Bird, who finished his 13-year career with 21,791 points. After scoring seven first-half points to close within two of Larry Legend, The Truth made his fourth 3-point attempt to seal the deal.
"Whenever you pass anybody in Boston, that means you're old, first of all," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said prior to the game. "That's the only way you can get there. You would have to play a long time, because of the history of this franchise and the numbers that have been amassed. ... He's been so consistent throughout his career. Passing Larry Bird in anything is pretty impressive."
Pierce still trails John Havlicek...
Greg Stiemsma is still a member of the Celtics, and while his contract doesn't become guaranteed until Friday, he passed through Tuesday's deadline without hitting the waiver wire, which is a good indication that he'll be with the team for the rest of the season. Stiemsma is the only player on the 15-man roster who doesn't have a guaranteed contract.
The 26-year-old made the team out of camp and got off to a fast start, scoring 13 points against the Wizards. Since then he's scored only eight points in 15 games and he lost his backup center role to Chris Wilcox. But in limited minutes he's shown an ability to rebound and block shots, making him a nice complementary big man at a low cost.
"First of all, he’s a good spirit," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "The guy never complains, does his work every single day. And secondly, he does give us an option. He’s a shot blocker, and he can actually make shots as well. We have a...
BOSTON -- After missing Sunday's matinee against the Grizzlies with left knee soreness, Celtics Sixth Man Brandon Bass is set to return from his one-game absence when the C's host the Bobcats on Tuesday night.
"Obviously, it bothered him enough not to play [on Sunday]," Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said prior to the game, "and I just think with the amount of games the way it is ... there are going to be games where guys wake up and they can't play. And I think we have to be ready for that."
Meanwhile, backup guard Keyon Dooling woke up for the seventh straight game -- and 13th out of 14 -- unable to play as the result of back-to-back knee and hip injuries. Celtics trainer Eddie Lacerte alerted the coaching staff that Dooling could return "in a week or so."
Added Rivers, "Bottom line is he thought he had a chance before the All-Star Game [on Feb. 26] to be back."
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Steve DeOssie joined The Big Show Tuesday to discuss the hot water he got himself into with Patriots fans over a video that emerged from a party for Giants fans.
DeOssie, who played for both the Giants and the Patriots, is the father of Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie. While at a party for Giants' fans prior to the Super Bowl, DeOssie said that his home was with the Giants and that he had difficulty working in New England as a Patriots analyst.
"I basically said a lot of things that I believe, like the Giants were going to win the game," DeOssie said. "That has nothing to do with my son, and if people up here take it as some way of me disliking the Patriots, it's wrong. My heart, when it comes to football, is with the team that gave me an opportunity, that I won a championship with. The ownership helped me with a very difficult position that I was in in my life. Without any recriminations, I love the Giants organization. It...
[UPDATE: 2:00 p.m.] WILMINGTON -- The Bruins assigned forward Zach Hamill to Providence Tuesday, hours after he cleared waivers. The B's had placed Hamill, their 2007 first-round pick, on waivers Monday.
In 16 NHL games this season, Hamill has no goals and two assists. The eighth overall pick in 2007, Hamill has yet to score an NHL goal in his career.
With Hamill not on the NHL roster, Jordan Caron will continue to be the team's extra forward, though Caron will remain in the lineup with Nathan Horton still dealing with a concussion.
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Patriots WR Julian Edleman joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to talk about his Dad giving scouting reports on his QB prowess, how to play the Bills’ defense, Danny Amendola being on the cover of a magazine instead of him, and why players buy into the Patriots’ Culture.
Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian to discuss hurdling defenders, the Buffalo game, and what Josh McDaniels would say if he offered to play Quarterback.
Kirk and Callahan with Mut welcome Patriots Monday guest Tim Hasselbeck to talk NFL QBs including the Brady / Jimmy G situation.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
The 6am hour upload from Monday with Mike Mutnansky in with Kirk and Gerry, with first thoughts from the guys on several of the big weekend stories in sports
Who is more important, Brady or Belichick? Tim Hasselbeck is pissed at Kirk and Gerry and Dan Le Batard cried.
Mut, Gerry and Kirk discussed a column ripping Ortiz and Kirk is pissed at Curtis.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian invite Anthony L. Fisher of "The Week" on the show to explain his article where he discusses why David Ortiz is a jerk and a fraud.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are slightly taken aback by Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback article where Paul Brown, not Bill Belichick is named the greatest Coach of all time.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the Jimmy G vs. Brady conundrum, and then delve into the atrocious AFC.
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about Andrew Benintendi's knee sprain and what that will mean going down the stretch, David Ortiz's ability to keep himself healthy at age 40, and how Pablo Sandoval can return from his season off.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels joined the show to discuss the teams big win over the Texans and his future as a NFL head coach.More from this show
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.More from this show