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John Havlicek gives kudos to Paul Pierce

TORONTO - John Havlicek doesn’t follow basketball as closely as he used to. He was in Florida when Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for second on the Celtics’ all-time scoring list Tuesday, and caught the highlight on TV the next morning.

Havlicek is comfortably the team’s all-time scoring leader with 26,395 points, 4,568 points ahead of Pierce following the Celtics’ 86-74 loss last night to the Raptors. Havlicek said he was pleased to see Pierce reach such a career landmark.

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