Boston, Sunday, January 5, 2016: – It was an emotional farewell for Paul Pierce, the NBA star who spent his first 15 years in the league as a staple here.
Even as the Boston Celtics defeated his new team, the Los Angeles Clippers, the chants Paul Pierce, Paul Pierce and we want Pierce as he sat on the bench were deafening from the capacity crowd. When coach Doc Rivers sent him back into the game with just minutes to go, fans gave the all star player a prolonged standing ovation.
The clippers in the meantime, was not able to stop the Celtics from winning its seventh straight game. The final score was Celtics 107 Clippers 102. In another game the Brooklyn Nets continued its downward slide loosing to the Raptors 103 / 95.