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Celtics Retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34 Jersey

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Less than a decade after tears filled his eyes as he raised the Boston Celtics’ 2008 title banner, Paul Pierce was all smiles as his No. 34 went the rafters at TD Garden during a jersey retirement celebration Sunday following the Celtics’ 121-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Surrounded by his family, Pierce watched his No. 34 jersey takes its place alongside other Celtics legends and Boston’s 17 championship banners. He then grabbed the Larry O’Brien trophy from the 2008 NBA Finals and raised it in celebration at center court as Celtics fans roared and serenaded him with a “Thank You Paul Pierce” chant.

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN

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Dirk Nowitzki Passes Wilt Chamberlain on All-Time Scoring List

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Dirk Nowitzki has reclaimed the No. 6 spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, passing Wilt Chamberlain on Monday night in what will probably be the final major milestone of his legendary career.

Nowitzki, the longtime face of the Dallas Mavericks franchise who is playing his 21st and likely final season, spent a few years as the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history before LeBron James passed him earlier this season. He entered Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans needing four points to pass Chamberlain, who scored 31,419 points in his Hall of Fame career, and accomplished the feat by swishing his first two shots of the night.

Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN

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Sources: Bucks to Sign Tim Frazier, Waive Christian Wood

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Milwaukee Bucks will sign guard Tim Frazier and waive forward Christian Wood in aftermath of Malcolm Brogdon foot injury, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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Sources: CJ McCollum Out at least One Week with Left Popliteus Strain

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Sources: Portland guard CJ McCollum has a popliteus strain in his left knee. He will be re-examined in a week.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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