The Celtics honored Hall-of-Famer Paul Pierce on February 5, 2017, with a fan giveaway of his signature green headband. Pierce, who was playing with the visiting Los Angeles Clippers in his final NBA season, got a rare start. With 11 seconds remaining and a Celtics win all but guaranteed, Pierce reentered the contest and promptly sank one last TD Garden 3-pointer to a boisterous roar from the home crowd. “Everywhere I looked you saw 34 jerseys,” he said. “Pierce shirts, posters, it was beautiful to watch.” Boston fans adored Pierce no matter which uniform he wore.
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