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On this day: Boston legend Paul Pierce goes for 48 vs. Nets; Kemba Walker knee procedure announced; Jim Loscutoff passes

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On this day in Boston Celtics history, iconic Hall of Fame small forward Paul Pierce scored 48 points in a 105 – 98 win over the New Jersey Nets in 2001. The Californian guard helped carry the Celtics to the hard-fought mid-season victory in overtime with his offensive eruption, putting up 34 field goal attempts and making just 13 of his shots from the floor that night. “I’ve had a pretty long run; I haven’t had much of a break since I signed here, so I think it’d be nice for me, to tell the truth.”

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Finally, it is also the date that seven-time Boston Celtics champion Jim Loscutoff passed away in 2015.

Taken by Boston out of Oregon with the 4th overall pick of the 1955 NBA draft, Loscy – as he was called for a nickname – played his whole career with the Celtics.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire.

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