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When you have a team made up of aging future Hall of Famers, major career milestones are easy to come by.  Here's some of the more impressive accomplishments from various Celtics this past year:

Doc Rivers ties Tommy Heinsohn for 2nd most wins in franchise history: There have been 16 head coaches of the Boston Celtics, and Doc has won more games than all but two of them.  Rivers' 474th victory (416 regular season, 58 playoffs) moved him even with Heinsohn (427 and 47); but not even half way to the legendary Red Auerbach's 1000 (910 and 90).

Jason Terry 4th all-time in three pointers: Terry knocked down 123 three's this season, giving him 1,911 total, and leaving him 77 behind Jason Kidd for the #3 spot.  Terry actually started the year already in the 4th position on this list, but needed to keep shooting in order to avoid being passed by teammate Paul Pierce, who became 5th all-time in three's made.  Pierce moved ahead of Chauncey Billups, Peja Stojakovic, Rashard Lewis, and Dale Ellis, and now has 1,823 for his career.

Pierce 10th in free throws made in NBA history: The Captains 333 FT's in 2012-13 allowed him to eclipse Allen Iverson, Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller, and Bob Pettit; he's now got 6,434 over his 15 seasons.

Kevin Garnett 10th all-time in rebounds: KG pulled down 530 boards this year, giving him a total of 13,843, and pushing him passed Wes Unseld and Hakeem Olajuwon.

Garnett 15th leading scorer in league history, Pierce 20th: Garnett scored 1,004 points this season, surpassing Jerry West, Patrick Ewing, and Allen Iverson.  At 25,274 he need just 6 more to top Reggie Miller.  Pierce posted 1,430 points this year, moving ahead of Ray Allen, Tim Duncan, Charles Barkley, Robert Parish, Adrian Dantley, and Elgin Baylor.  His 24,021 leaves him just 347 behind Iverson.  The amazing thing about these two achievements is that Garnett and Pierce actually pulled them both off in the same game, 3/13/13, vs the Raptors.


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Mark Vandeusen 6/10/2013 01:37:00 AM Edit
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