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Pierce Carries Celtics To OT Win Over Bucks

Boston's Paul Pierce celebrates after making his 20,000th career point on a free throw in overtime during an NBA basketball game against Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday in Boston. The Celtics won 105-102. (AP)
Boston's Paul Pierce celebrates after making his 20,000th career point on a free throw in overtime during an NBA basketball game against Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday in Boston. The Celtics won 105-102. (AP)

That's when Pierce took over.

"It is a very small window of people that are in it," Garnett said of Pierce joining him as one of 36 players in NBA history with 20,000 points. "It is a good list of people to be neighbored by, so congratulations Paul."

Jermaine O'Neal, who joined the club this offseason, always felt Pierce deserved his place among the game's greats.

"Even before I got here, I thought that he's one of the best players in the league for a long time," he said.

Allen scored 15 points in the first half, which ended with the teams tied at 47. Both then clamped down defensively in the third quarter.

After the Bucks scored the first six points, four by Bogut, in the third, Boston came back with consecutive baskets by Garnett and Jermaine O'Neal. After that, neither team held more than a four-point edge the rest of the quarter.

Milwaukee led 63-62 entering the final 12 minutes.

This program aired on November 4, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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