He played two seasons with Boston in a reserve role, putting up averages of 3.3 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.5 assists and as many steals per game over 102 games.
It is also the anniversary of two playoff wins since the season of Boston’s last title in 2007-08.
The first was a 92-88 win over the Orlando Magic in Game 1 of the 2010 NBA Eastern Conference finals that saw Ray Allen lead the Celtics with 25 points and 7 rebounds. Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
It is also the date of a 107-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of the 2012 NBA Eastern Conference semifinals to give Boston a 2-1 series lead.
Boston was led by 27 points and 13 rebounds from Kevin Garnett and 24 points and 12 rebounds from Pierce. Point guard Rajon Rondo added 23 points and 14 assists, while forward Mickael Pietrus added 13 points off the bench.