Paul Pierce’s 34 biggest games as a Boston Celtic

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With Paul Pierce likely poised to become an official Hall of Fame inductee, we thought it appropriate to celebrate No. 34 with a look back at his 34 biggest games with the Boston Celtics across the course of his 15 seasons wearing green and white.

In our own subjective interpretation of what his “biggest” games were, we’ve listed them in ascending order from No. 34 to No. 1, putting a little extra weight in playoff games — but also detracting a little in the big games that came in losses.

We’ve done our best to dig up photos from those games as well, though we’ve had to sub in a few from the games against the same opponent as close as we could get in time — evidently, a career spanning 19 seasons that ended four years past has had a little leakage to the sands of time.

With all that said, let’s dive in.

5/27/2002 - 31 points, 11 rebounds vs. New Jersey Nets

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

5/28/2010 - 31 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists vs. Orlando Magic

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

5/7/2003 - 32 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists at New Jersey Nets

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

4/23/2010 - 32 points, 8 rebounds at Miami Heat

AP Photo/J Pat Carter

5/24/2010 - 32 points, 11 rebounds vs. Orlando Magic

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4/25/2005 - 33 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists vs. Indiana Pacers

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

5/5/2003 - 34 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists at New Jersey Nets

AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

5/1/2012 - 36 points, 14 rebounds at Atlanta Hawks

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4/22/2011 - 38 points at New York Knicks

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

4/27/2003 - 37 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists vs. Indiana Pacers

AP Photo/Winslow Townson

6/15/2008 - 38 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists at Los Angeles Lakers

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

2/1/2006 - 40 points vs. Phoenix Suns

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

1/20/2003 - 40 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists at Philadelphia 76ers

AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki

4/4/2003 - 40 points, 5 rebounds vs. Sacramento Kings

AFP/Jessica Rinaldi

12/19/2012 - 40 points, 8 rebounds 5 assists vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

4/19/2003 - 40 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals at Indiana Pacers

AP Photo/John Harrell

11/24/2000 - 41 points, 7 rebounds vs. Orlando Magic

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3/27/2001 - 41 points, 11 rebounds at Atlanta Hawks

AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser

4/11/2001 - 41 points, 5 assists vs. Miami Heat

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

3/15/2001 - 42 points at Phoenix Suns

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

12/13/2003 - 41 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists at Cleveland Cavaliers

AP Photo/Jim Rogash

1/15/2001 - 42 points, 5 rebounds at Minnesota Timberwolves

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

3/13/2001 - 42 points, 6 rebounds at Los Angeles Lakers

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4/17/2012 - 43 points at New York Knicks

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

12/20/2002 - 42 points, 14 rebounds, 4 steals vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

12/2/2005 - 43 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals vs. Chicago Bulls

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce

AP Photo/Winslow Townson

12/26/2005 - 43 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists at Seattle SuperSonics

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

3/22/2001 - 44 points, 6 rebounds at New Jersey Nets

AP Photo/Lisa Poole

1/24/2003 - 45 points, 10 rebounds vs. Denver Nuggets

AP Photo/David Zalubowski

11/2/2002 - 46 points, 6 rebounds at New York Knicks

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce

AP Photo/Chad Rachman

12/1/2001 - 48 points, 12 rebounds at New Jersey Nets

Paul Pierce Jason Kidd
Paul Pierce Jason Kidd

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

2/15/2006 - 50 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce

AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki

5/3/2002 - 46 points, 6 assists vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Paul Pierce Antoine Walker
Paul Pierce Antoine Walker

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

5/18/2008 - 41 points, 5 assists vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce

AP Photo/Charles Krupa

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