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Paul Pierce approaches legend status

Longtime Celtics forward on verge of passing Larry Bird on team's all-time scoring list

Updated: February 7, 2012, 2:01 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- What would passing Larry Bird on the list of the Celtics' all-time leading scorers mean to Paul Pierce?

"It means that I've been in a Celtics uniform for a long time," Pierce said with a chuckle after Sunday's win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

Sitting a mere nine points shy of Bird's career total of 21,791, Pierce almost certainly will leapfrog Larry Legend on Tuesday night when the Charlotte Bobcats visit TD Garden.

And while Pierce tried his best to ...

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