NBA Wrap: Paul Pierce takes a bow in Boston

Paul Pierce made an emotional last appearance in Boston on Sunday, scoring the final basket for the Clippers as they lost 107-102 loss to the Celtics.

The 10-time NBA All-Star, played for Boston for 15 seasons for the Celtics and was the 2008 NBA Finals MVP when Boston won the title.

The crowd gave him a standing ovation during a video highlight display, chanting "We Want Paul."

Clippers coach Doc Rivers then threw on Pierce with 20 seconds left and he duly sank a three-pointer to preserve his record of having never gone scoreless in Boston.

Pierce, second highest all-time scorer for the Celtics, has averaged 20 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.3 steals a game during his 18-year NBA career.



Isaiah Thomas hit 28 points for the Celtics.

Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford top scored for the Clippers with 23 points each.

Kyle Lowry overcame illness and stitches to record his ninth triple-double after hitting 15 points, 11 assists and grabbing 11 rebounds as Toronto beat the Brooklyn Nets 103-95.

Lowry played 40 minutes despite smashing into a camera near the basket during the game – a wound that required 4 stitches to his right forearm.

Jonas Valanciunas top scored for Toronto with 22 points as the NBA-worst Nets suffered their ninth consecutive loss.

Oklahoma downed Portland 105-99 on the back of 42 points from the NBA’s leading scorer Russell Westbrook

Damian Lillard hit 27 points for the Trail Blazers.

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