Paul Pierce passes Larry Bird in scoring

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BOSTON — Boston Celtics captain Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird to move into second place on the franchise’s list of all-time leading scorers during Tuesday night’s 94-84 win over the Charlotte Bobcats at TD Garden.

Pierce buried a 3-pointer from the right wing with 10:23 to go in the third quarter to move past Bird, who scored 21,791 points during his career, spent entirely with the Celtics. Only John Havlicek has scored more in team history with 26,395 points.

On the cusp of leapfrogging Bird, Pierce swore Sunday that he wouldn’t even think about the milestone moment during Tuesday’s game.

He lied.

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