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Christopher L. Gasper

Celtics’ trade hurts, but it was time

If a deal with the Nets is approved by the league, Paul Pierce will depart the Celtics as one of the most decorated players in team history. Here is a look at where he stands compared to other Celtics in some key statistical categories:

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    Points


  1. 1. John Havlicek

    26,395


  2. 2. Paul Pierce

    24,021


  3. 3. Larry Bird

    21,791


  4. 4. Robert Parish

    18,245


  5. 5. Kevin McHale

    17,335

    Games


  1. 1. John Havlicek

    1,270


  2. 2. Robert Parish

    1,106


  3. 3. Paul Pierce

    1,102


  4. 4. Kevin McHale

    971


  5. 5. Bill Russell

    963

    Assists


  1. 1. Bob Cousy

    6,945


  2. 2. John Havlicek

    6,114


  3. 3. Larry Bird

    5,695


  4. 4. Paul Pierce

    4,305


  5. 5. Bill Russell

    4,001

    Steals


  1. 1. Paul Pierce

    1,583


  2. 2. Larry Bird

    1,556


  3. 3. Rajon Rondo

    913


  4. 4. Robert Parish

    873


  5. 5. Antoine Walker

    828

    3-pointers


  1. 1. Paul Pierce

    1,823


  2. 2. Antoine Walker

    937


  3. 3. Ray Allen

    798


  4. 4. Larry Bird

    649


  5. 5. Walter McCarty

    417

    Blocks


  1. 1. Robert Parish

    1,703


  2. 2. Kevin McHale

    1,690


  3. 3. Larry Bird

    755


  4. 4. Paul Pierce

    668


  5. 5. Kendrick Perkins

    646

    Def. reb.


  1. 1. Robert Parish

    7,601


  2. 2. Larry Bird

    7,217


  3. 3. Paul Pierce

    5,643


  4. 4. Dave Cowens

    4,921


  5. 5. Kevin McHale

    4,764

    Free throws


  1. 1. Paul Pierce

    6,434


  2. 2. John Havlicek

    5,369


  3. 3. Bob Cousy

    4,621


  4. 4. Larry Bird

    3,960


  5. 5. Kevin McHale

    3,634

    Pts/game


  1. 1. Larry Bird

    24.3


  2. 2. Paul Pierce

    21.8


  3. 3. John Havlicek

    20.8


  4. 4. Antoine Walker

    20.6


  5. 5. Ed McCauley

    18.9

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