Today in Sports History: May 25

In 2002, Paul Pierce led the Boson Celtics in the biggest comeback in NBA history. Pierce obliterated a 21-point deficit to the New Jersey Nets in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. He outscored the Nets 19-16; leading the Celtics to a 94-90 win. Pierce was the 10th pick of the 1998 draft and played small forward for the Celtics for 15 years. He was named team captain and earned 10 All-Star selections and becoming a four-time All-NBA team member. Along with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen, Pierce made up the “Big Three” that led Boston to two NBA Finals and an NBA championship in 2008, where ehe earned Finals MVP honors. Pierce was traded to the New Jersey Nets in 2013 and spent one year with the Washington Wizards before signing with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2015. Pierce retired in 2017 after 15 seasons in the NBA. His no. 34 jersey was retired by the Celtics.

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