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Paul Pierce Biography

Paul Anthony Pierce, nicknamed "The Truth", is an American professional basketball forward with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). On January 31, 2012, Pierce was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All-Americans. He entered the NBA Draft after his junior year and was selected with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 1998 NBA Draftby the Boston Celtics. Pierce led the Celtics to the playoffs in 2002 for the first time in seven years and on to the Eastern Conference Finals. In the historic Game 3 of that series, he led the Celtics to one of the biggest fourth-quarter comebacks in NBA playoff history. In the 2005-06 NBA season, Pierce had the highest points-per-shot average among the top 30 scorers in the league, indicating that he is an efficient and consistent player. On May 18, 2008, Pierce recorded the second-highest point total in franchise history in a Game 7with 41 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers as the Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. He went on to lead the Celtics to their 17th championship after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers four games to two. Pierce was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after the Celtics' 131–92 victory in Game 6 on June 17, 2008. Pierce also is one of only three Celtics, alongside Larry Bird and John Havlicek, who have scored over 20,000 points in their career with the Celtics alone. He holds the Celtics' record for most three-point field goals made. His nickname "The Truth" was given to him by Shaquille O'Neal on March 15, 2001.

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