Isaiah Thomas: Praise from Paul Pierce ‘means everything’

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The Clippers’ Pierce, who is in the last season of his storied career, plays his final game at TD Garden on Sunday and will get an up-close look at Boston’s new go-to guy. Thomas was told that Pierce had showered him with praise in advance of Sunday’s game, including telling the Boston Globe that Thomas is a “championship-caliber player.”

“That means everything,” Thomas said. “From a first-ballot Hall of Famer, a Celtics legend, to say that about me, that means a lot. Like I always say, I don’t care what anybody says but my peers and the people who did it before me. For a guy like that to say that, that’s crazy. I’m going to try to find his jersey so I can get it signed.”

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN