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Paul Pierce biography

Date of birth : 1977-10-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Oakland, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-08-06
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the Boston Celtics, NBA Draft

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Paul Pierce, also known as The Truth, is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He earned First Team All-America honors in his junior year at Kansas, and has been a starter every season since being selected by the Celtics with the 10th overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft.

Career history:
1998–present Boston Celtics

Career highlights and awards:

NBA Champion (2008)
NBA Finals MVP (2008)
9× NBA All-Star (2002–2006, 2008–2011)
All-NBA Second Team (2009)
3× All-NBA Third Team (2002–2003, 2008)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)
NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2010)

CAREER:

2009-10:
Averaged team-high 18.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.18 steals in 34.0 minutes per game…Shot a career-high 41.4% from three-point range and a career-high 85.2% from the free throw line…Became the ninth player in franchise history to have played 12 seasons with the Celtics…Moved to 36th all-time in NBA scoring…Netted his 19,000th career point against Washington (12/10)…Missed five games (12/25-1/2) due to arthroscopic irrigation in his right knee…Scored a season-high 33 points against New York (11/22)…Led the C’s in scoring 32 times, in rebounds four times, assists four times, steals 15 times and blocks eight times…Scored 20-plus points 30 times and 30-plus twice…Recorded one double-double…Named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending March 21st when he averaged 24.8 points in 26.4 minutes per game in a 4-0 week…Missed two games due to a sprained left midfoot (2/3-2/5)…Missed three games due to a sprained right thumb (2/23-2/27)…Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team for the 2010 NBA All-Star Game…Won the NBA’s Three-Point Shootout at All-Star Weekend…PLAYOFFS: Averaged a team-high 18.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steal in 38.8 minutes per game…Recorded double-figures in 22 games including nine games of 20-or-more points and two games of 30-plus points…Also recorded four double-doubles…Had a huge game in the deciding game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals when he recorded 31 points and a post-season high 15 rebounds against Orlando…Hit game-winning shot at the buzzer against Miami in Game 3 as he finished with a post-season high of 32 points…Became first Celtic since Larry Bird and Kevin McHale to finish a series averaging at least 23 points, shooting 50% from the floor and 80% from the free throw line…Moved to 7th all-time in Celtics playoff history in scoring passing JoJo White, Dennis Johnson, Bob Cousy and Tom Heinsohn.

2008-09:
Averaged 20.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 37.5 minutes per game…Moved to third all-time in franchise history in scoring passing Kevin McHale and Robert Parish…Also moved into the top 10 list in franchise history in rebounds…Netted 20 or more points 43 times including 30 or more points 12 times…Led the Celtics in scoring in 36 games, rebounds in 10 games, assists in 11 games, steals in 13 games and blocks in 11 games…netted a season-high 39 points vs. Toronto (1/12)…Pulled down a season-high 12 boards at San Antonio (3/20)…Passed Mark Aguirre for 50th all-time in NBA history in scoring against Oklahoma City (3/29)…Played in his 800th career game at Chicago (3/17)…Dished out his 3,000th career assist against Philadelphia (12/23)…Played in his 29,000th career minute against New Jersey (1/14)….Played in his 30,000th career minute at Milwaukee (3/15)

COLLEGE:

Averaged 16.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in his three seasons at Kansas, earning MVP honors in the Big 12 Conference Tournament in both 1997 and 1998 ... Shared Big Eight Freshman of the Year honors with Colorado's Chauncey Billups in 1995-96, starting 33 of 34 games and averaging 11.7 ppg and 5.3 rpg ... Averagee 16.3 ppg and 6.8 rpg as a sophomore, reaching double figures in scoring 34 times and rebounding seven times ... As a junior, ranked 31st in the nation in scoring at 20.5 ppg, shooting a career-high .513 from the field, and also contributed 6.7 rebounds and a career-high 2.6 assists per game ... Tallied a career-high 34 points against Vanderbilt in the Rainbow Classic and twice scored 31 points, in wins over Oklahoma and Texas ... A First Team All-America selection his junior season.

PERSONAL:

Son of Lorraine Hosey
Paul is married to Mrs. Julie Pierce, and has a daughter Prianna Lee Pierce.
Majored in Crime and Delinquency Studies at Kansas
He lists his favorite TV show as "Martin"
His favorite sport other than basketball is tennis
Enjoys listening to and collecting music


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