Paul Pierce, 39, who retired at the end of this season, finally found the TD Garden, which had the most brilliant days.
Pierce, who is part of the Los Angeles Clippers, played away to the Boston Celtics on June 6. The game was the last game at TD Garden before retirement. It was only 18 years after his debut in the same place on the same day in 1999.
Doc Rivers Clippers included him in last minunte as special consideration. Fans replied with standing ovation.
Pierce has had 15 seasons in Boston alone, with 24,021 points, 6651 rebounds and 4305 assists in 1102 games. The 3-point shot made 1823 successful. In the Celtics' record, the three-point shot is the first, the second in the scoring, and the fourth in the competition. In 2008 he won the final. It is the Celtics' last championship.
The crowd shouted "Thank you Pierce!" With applause, and Pierce said goodbye to the regular court, kissing the TD Garden Floor. I went to the bench for four minutes after starting.
As Pierce continued to keep the bench, the crowd shouted, "We want Paul!" But there was no room for Rivers. After a battle, he ended up in the fourth quarter, leaving 19.8 seconds to put him back on the court. Pierce finished the game with a three-point shot just before the shutdown and gave a final greeting to TD Garden and Celtics fans.
The Clippers lost to Boston with 102-107 and lost 20 games (31 wins) in the season. Boston has 33 wins (18 losses).
Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford scored 23 points, while Di Andrea Jordan scored six points and scored 16 rebounds.
The Boston star scored a double-digit lead and promised fans another bright future tomorrow.
Thomas, who scored 28 points and eight assists, scored a free-throw with a 30.2-second break, and calmly relieved him of his last chase. Hawford had 13 points and 15 rebounds for double-double. On the bench, Smart, Jay Lennon Brown and Kelly Olinnik scored double digits.
In the previous game, the Toronto Raptors beat Brooklyn Nets 103-95. Kyle Lowry scored 15 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds for the triple doubles, Jonas Valanciunas scored 22 points and DeMarre Carroll 15 points.
Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-99 with Russell Westbrook scoring 42 points on his own.